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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

Saturday and Sunday

Smith Playground and Playhouse will close at 12pm on Saturday, May 21.
That evening we are hosting Party in the Playground from 5:30-9pm.

*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. BUY KIDCHELLA TICKETS HERE Pre-show Youth Arts Zone 4:00pm-6:00pm Enjoy art stations, food trucks, giveaways, pre-show performances, and fun on the Playground…

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Party in the Playground 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid restrictions, Party in the Playground is back! And it’s bigger and better than ever. Join us on Saturday, May 21, 5:30pm-9pm. Purchase a sponsorship or tickets today. Sponsorship benefits include potential media coverage in the press and on television; in Smith’s electronic newsletter (reaching 15k+ subscribers), and social media blasts. Guests will enjoy a live auction, games, music, dancing, food, prizes, and more. This event will follow current health and…

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