For more than 100 years, Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse has provided an extraordinary play space for over 10 million visitors.

Mission: Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse provides safe, creative and fun recreational facilities free of charge to children in the Philadelphia area.

Slidingboard_at_Smith_Playground_image Who: The Playground is for supervised children ten years and younger.

The Playhouse is for supervised children five years and younger.

Please note, advance reservations are required for groups of five or more children. For more information, please see our Reservations Page

When: The Playground is open Tuesday- Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April, May, June September and October and from 10a.m.- 7 p.m. beginning the second Tuesday in June- August.
The Playhouse is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday- Sunday year round. 

Where: East Fairmount Park. [Directions]

Closed:  Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse is closed to the public on Mondays all year round as well as the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

KIDSTUFF Flea Market
Saturday, May 17, 2008, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse and The Philadelphia School are pleased to host KIDSTUFF - The 1st Annual Flea Market for child-related items on Saturday, May 17th from 9AM-1PM. KIDSTUFF will take place on the grounds of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse.

Vendor spaces are $25. Contact Kate at [email protected] for your vendor application.


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