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Smith Kids Play Place (Playground & Mansion)

33rd St & Oxford St, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA (Fairmount Park)
215-765-4325
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Ranked #31 of 276 attractions in Philadelphia
Type: Playgrounds
Owner description: Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse opened its doors in East Fairmount Park in 1899. Funded by Richard and Sarah Smith, the site was dedicated to... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Plainview, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Wow - a very nice park that has play areas for children of all ages. My girls (ages 6 & 8) had fun taking mommy and daddy on the wooden slide many times -- you needed a potato sack to go down it. The play area was clean and nice - the equipment well maintained and a lot of fun!... More

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Beijing
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My son (4) loved everything here, especially the wooden slide. Pros - toilets, drinking fountain, plenty of play options. Cons- Limited seating for adults, no food (other than a small vending machine).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Just let them play. There are even a few things of interest to adults. The giant wooden slide is a must! And best of all it's free.!!.!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

I'm 24 years old and I been there so many times.my favorite is the big slide.i have 3 daughters and I'm pretty sure they would love it

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Rockville Centre, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Great place to take small children for outdoor fun. The playground was busy, but not too crowded last weekend. Our kids love all playgrounds, however, what made this playground special was the Giant Wooden Slide. The Slide is awesome....It's low tech and perfectly fun. All you need is a burlap bag and you're on your way. Great fun for children... More

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Plano, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is a MUST do if you have children aged 1-10 and live in the Philly area. The playground is literally the size of 6 football fields! My family of 6 attended the Play-a-Palooza event that was sponsored by Smith and had a fabulous time! My children range in ages (7, 5, and 2) so I am always on the... More

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Bring your children tot he Smith Playground and let them play! Lots of open ended attractions for children to use their imaginations as well as their muscles!

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Buena Park, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My wife and I took our 2 daughters there in between mansion tours on our visit to Philadelphia. It was a bribery for our kids: if you behave through the mansion tours, then you can go play. It worked. There were many sections. My wife went on the huge wooden slide 8 times with the girls. The kids also enjoyed... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a very affordable place for a family. You have to thank the Smith family for leaving this wonderful place for everyone to enjoy. The big wood slide and all of the other playground equipment is very well kept, and on a beautiful crisp fall day this place is very beautiful. If you have small children this is a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This place is incredible for kids. They have a lot of space for them to play while making new friends, with the plus of being free. We went last Sunday to enjoy the last days of summer. The amenities are very well kept for a park nearly a century old. Heat can turn playgrounds into ovens, so keep an eye... More

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