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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

*Closed Mondays
All hours are weather permitting

No pets permitted on the Playground except service animals

Playhouse closed for renovations until Fall 2021 (Date TBA)

Opening at NOON on OCTOBER 10th due to the Broad Street Run.

Opening at NOON on OCTOBER 30th due to the Healthy Halloween.



News & Events

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Smith Urban Nature Preschool Opens this Fall!

With the recent completion of renovations to our historic Playhouse, Smith is excited to announce the opening of Smith Urban Nature Preschool! SMITH URBAN NATURE PRESCHOOL (SUN) Smith’s new Urban Nature Preschool on the lower level of the Playhouse will: serve children age 3-5 and operate full-day (including before and after care) have a curriculum centered around exploration of the natural environment include two naturally lit classrooms, emphasizing physical connections to the outdoors, as well as outdoor…

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