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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

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Free Visiting Hours

Tuesday through Friday

Saturday and Sunday

*Closed Mondays
All hours are weather permitting

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News & Events

Kidchella 2022

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. Generous support for the 2022 Kidchella Music Festival provided by Bimbo Bakeries USA. BUY KIDCHELLA TICKETS HERE Pre-show Youth Arts Zone 4:00pm-6:00pm Enjoy…

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Smith Receives Two Coveted Philadelphia Grants

Smith is proud to announce that we have been awarded a 2022 Art & Culture Grant from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) and received additional grant support from the John B. Gest Memorial Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation. Unlike most other parks in Philadelphia, Smith is a non-profit organization that relies on private donations, grants, and family memberships to support our general operating expenses and programming. We are grateful to have received these two coveted grants,…

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