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Smith Kids Play Place (Playground & Mansion)

33rd St & Oxford St, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-765-4325
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Nice free place!

This place was great! It was donation based and they really put the kids first. They have lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Xianxi N
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We decided to make this our first stop during our visit to Philly due to all the positive reviews... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Spritzb4
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse opened its doors in East Fairmount Park in 1899. Funded by Richard and Sarah Smith, the site was dedicated to the memory of their adult son, Stanfield. Smith’s beautiful, 24,000 square foot Playhouse was designed solely as a play space for children by one of Philadelphia’s most prominent late 19th century architects, James H. Windrim. The Playground is situated on its original historic landscape – 6 1/2 acres of open fields, wooded terrain, and sloped hills – and is home to the century old Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide, a treasured play experience for generations of Philadelphia’s children, as well as other unique pieces of play equipment.Smith’s mission is to provide children 10 and under from diverse backgrounds with free and accessible one-of-a-kind play experiences that meet their physical, behavioral, and developmental needs.
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  • Average9%
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“wooden slide” (28 reviews)
“older kids” (4 reviews)
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33rd St & Oxford St, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Fairmount Park
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+1 215-765-4325
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was great! It was donation based and they really put the kids first. They have lots of things for the kids to climb on. The slide is perfect and my kid was super happy on it saying again again. The mansion its self...More

Thank Xianxi N
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to make this our first stop during our visit to Philly due to all the positive reviews. First, I will say that the outside area was closed when we arrived (I guess because it had rained earlier), so I cannot speak for that...More

Thank Spritzb4
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

I love this place! My kids are officially too old now (14 and 12), but this was always one of their favorite places to go, and I love bringing my young nieces and nephews here now. It is free for all children 10 & under...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Smith Playground and Playhouse is a 118 year old Philadelphia institution. It is comprised of a playground and playhouse that are open to the public and are free. Though the playground is open year round, the best time to come is in the warmer weather...More

Thank Rob E
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Wow, what a great playground! So much for the kids to do and it kept their attention for almost 3 hours (ages 3 and 5). The outside is by far the best including all your playground favorites and a giant wooden slide that my kids...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Took my toddler daughter to this place. It is beautiful and very great attraction for kids her age. We spent a lot of time outside and when became too hot we had great time inside.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

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 most part.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

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 cool on the really hot days. After...More

1  Thank Deidre W
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

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 work. There are 2 single stall bathrooms on the first...More

Thank JennileeAD
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is an excellent option for a secure and safe playground for your children, during the winter months, only the indoor is open, but it provided a great location for our kids to run off some of their steam. There are three floors, with different...More

1  Thank Patrick R
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budgets88
28 July 2017|
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Response from JennileeAD | Reviewed this property |
If there isn't an event going on, yes it is free.
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budgets88
28 July 2017|
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Response from tamackey | Reviewed this property |
It is free but there is a donation box.
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Kyna C
1 February 2017|
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Response from SuperAdventure | Reviewed this property |
I would go when you can do the playhouse and playground. The play house is ok, but the playground is huge with some unique equipment.
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