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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

*Sin 7/4 Playground now closed due to weather

Free Visiting Hours*

Tuesday through Friday

Saturday and Sunday

*Closed Mondays
All hours are weather permitting

No pets permitted on the Playground except service animals

Playhouse closed for renovations until October 2021

News & Events

Upcoming Events

Kidchella Music Festival 2021 Friday, June 18 (Funky Rock/Dance) Johnny Shortcake + Ms. Niki Friday, July 16 (R&B/HipHop & Bluesy Rock) Alex & the Kaleidoscope + City Love Friday, August 13 (Upbeat Pop/Rock) Lard Dog and the Band of Shy + Larissa Hopwood Band 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…

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Smith Urban Nature Preschool Opens August 31!

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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