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The mission of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is to provide and promote opportunities for unstructured free play for children. Read More

Current Hours

*Smith is closed on Mondays


October 1 – March 31
Tuesday – Sunday
10am – 4pm (weather permitting)


THROUGH AUG 31, 2020

Phone Lines Working!


Special Hours & Closings

Playhouse Closed Through August 2020 for Renovations

Join us in the Playground (weather permitting)


*Smith staff reserves the right to close & re-open the Playground at their discretion for weather & safety concerns.

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Vendor Fest and Global Cardboard Challenge Saturday, October 19 | 10am-4pm (Rain date: Sunday, October 20) Cardboard Challenge 11am-1pm (while supplies last) Buy and sell family-friendly items at Smith, limited number of vending spots now available! We will also be making cardboard costumes with Pop-Up Play and Fab Youth Philly as well as the usual fun in the Playground! This event is free for the public. Vending fee is $25 (you bring your own table) or $40 (Smith…

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Playhouse Closed for Renovations Through August 2020

Preserving Play: A Campaign for the Next Generation Smith is embarking on a transformational $14.1 million campaign that will significantly expand its programming and reach, and protect its legacy as a unique Philadelphia treasure for generations to come. The campaign will elevate Smith as a national leader in play and early childhood education, create additional enhancements for visitors to enjoy and experience East Fairmount Park, and, in partnership with the Parent Infant Center, develop a…

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