Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, Philadelphia

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Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse is a non-profit organization located in East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA. Founded over 100 years ago to provide opportunities for imaginative and creative play for children, Smith's 16,000 square foot Playhouse and 6 /12 acre Playground welcome 215,000 visitors annually.
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  • A lot of activities for children under 7 but limited for those over 7. The large wooden slide was the best part of the park. The mansion was disappointing because it was for children under 5 for the m...  more »
  • This playground is adequate fun for kids 8 and under. My 10 year old was bored. The wooden slide is awesome. The play place has 3 floors. Different things on each level. You can go inside and stay coo...  more »
  • We are members of Smith, and love the playground areas. There is a ton of space and lots for the kids to do. Zero complaints in that department. The inside, especially the bathroom situation, needs wo...  more »
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  • A very nice green space playground. I'm a grandmother now and I remember going to Smith Memorial Playground as a little child. There was dirt everywhere back then some 45-50 years ago but now they have cushioning throughout the playground for safety. I've taken my children there and now I'm taking my grandchildren there. Besides outdoors inside the house there are different rooms on every floor for children to play. You can also have children's birthday parties on the porch. The swimming pool has not been open for years but all in all some children cry when it's time to leave. Great place for children to play and be safe. Thumbs up to all of the supporters.
  • Very nice playground for children! My daughter and I both had a ball today. The staff was friendly and really helpful. The play area was very clean, and what I liked most was how the children all played well with each other! Will definitely recommend, and my daughter and I will be back soon!
  • Today was my first day taking my daughter there and she had so much fun. She was able to meet other children her age and other ages. It's free all they ask for is a donation it's worth it and we will be returning.
  • What a great place for kids of all ages! Big open place with innovative equipment to interact with - we love taking our kids here to have a big open space to play.
  • Great place for both indoor and outdoor activities with the youngsters! Great playground equipment and different areas inside the mansion.. And all for just a donation!

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