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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
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2020 Holiday Closings

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

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Play-A-Palooza (Annual Ticketed Event) Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 12-4pm While Smith is open year-round, our “Playground season” in the Spring and Summer months offers extended visiting hours for families to enjoy the Playground when the weather is most enjoyable! Join us for our annual kick off of Playground season featuring special activities including nature exploration, live performances, snacks, and more! Admission is $10 per child or free household admission for Smith members (no advance…

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Help Smith Close its Fundraising Gap to Finish Playhouse Renovations and Urban Nature Preschool Construction!

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 develop a full-time, year-round Urban Nature Preschool that uses…

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