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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

Sat 12/14 Closed

*Smith is closed on Mondays


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


THROUGH AUG 31, 2020

Special Hours & Closings

Playhouse Closed Through August 2020 for Renovations

Join us in the Playground (weather permitting)

Tues 12/24, Wed 12/25 & Wed 1/1 Closed
Happy Holidays!

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

News & Events

Donate to Smith’s Annual Appeal Campaign Today!

“I have to admit to you…I don’t know what I’d do without Smith.” That’s the wonderful Janice Cole speaking. Janice is primary caregiver to her four-year-old granddaughter, Demi.  Janice and Demi come to Smith every month. Sometimes more. For their monthly visits, it’s for Smith’s Everyday Literacy program. Families choose and then read a story together. They participate in activities inspired by the story. They share. They learn. Then, they break bread. And they attend…

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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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