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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 Friday
10am-6pm (Playground)
10am-5pm (Playhouse)

Saturday and Sunday
10am-7pm (Playground)
10am-6pm (Playhouse)

*Closed Mondays
All hours are weather permitting

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News & Events

Kidchella 2023

Smith’s Kidchella Music Festival is BACK with 6 nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists and other festivities on the 6 1/2 acre Playground! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this unique live music experience at Smith. Current Smith members and ACCESS cardholders may email for a discount code to receive half-price admission per person. For the first time in Kidchella history, this year’s JUNE’S SHOW will be free for everyone!! A WaWa Welcome America & Bimbo Bakeries…

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Party in the Playground 2023

Party in the Playground is back for its 15th year! Celebrate with us on Saturday, May 20, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Purchase a sponsorship or tickets today. Benefits of sponsorship include promotional recognition on-site as well as through our social media channels, e-newsletters, and website, which reach over 25,000 followers, 15,000 subscribers, and 11,000 monthly website viewers. Party in the Playground also draws significant media coverage from print, online, and broadcast outlets. We are grateful for our…

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