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Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, located in East Fairmount Park, has been a treasured destination for over 100 years. Smith strives to be Philadelphia’s foremost resource for play by providing opportunities for unstructured creative play for children 10 and younger. Read More

Current Hours

Free Visiting Hours

Tuesday through Sunday
10am-4pm (Playground)
10am-5pm (Playhouse)

*Closed Mondays
All hours are weather permitting

Holiday Season Hours

Saturday 12/10 – Winter Wonderland (ticketed event 12pm-2pm)
2pm-4pm Free Visiting Hours

Saturday 12/24 – Closed
Sunday 12/25 – Closed
Sunday 1/1/2023 – Closed

We are open on New Year’s Eve (12/31)!

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News & Events

Programs & Events at Smith

Winter Wonderland Saturday, December 10th from 12pm-2pm Smith’s annual Winter Wonderland celebration will be held on Saturday, December 10 from 12pm-2pm. Join us to welcome winter with a celebration of all things frosty and fun including kids’ ice carving activities, s’mores roasting, winter-themed crafts, and tasty treats. Tickets are just $10 per child and free for adults, Smith members, and ACCESS cardholders!* *Please bring your member card (or name) or ACCESS card the day of the…

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Play it Forward: Give the Gift of Play

Dear Smith Friends, As we approach the end of the year, we once again invite you to “Play it Forward” by making a 2022 tax-deductible donation to Smith. As a nonprofit organization run independently from the City of Philadelphia, Smith relies on generous donations from foundations and individuals like you to continue to provide year-round opportunities for free play for families from all walks of life. Every dollar helps to provide more opportunities for Philly’s kids…

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