Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Fun, free and family-friendly for more than 100 years
Located in a six-acre, wooded parkland in beautiful East Fairmount Park, this century-old landmark is home to a four-story, 24,000-square-foot “play mansion,” iconic 44-foot wooden slide and state-of-the-art Play Pod filled with a giant see-saw and spinning “jungle gyms.”
Free for all to enjoy, Smith is an ideal attraction for families.
The Playhouse, designed for children 5 and under, offers toys, games and activities including a tumbling room, a book nook, a climb-on train, and indoor tricycle room for exploring “Smithville,” a mini-town made just for kids.
The historic mansion boasts high ceilings, an elegant staircase and intricate woodwork, creating a beautiful ambiance for play and admiration. It has hosted over nine million children since its opening and continues to remain a tradition within Philadelphian generations.
In the neighborhood
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52nd Street and Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
- Smith Memorial Arch and Whispering Benches
- John B. Kelly (The Rower)
- Dollar Days on the Avenue
- Pavillion in the Trees
- Abraham Lincoln
- General Ulysses S. Grant
- First Niagara Big Cat Falls
- Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial
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