Smith Memorial Playground Play-A-Palooza 2023 Marks Start of Spring Playground Season with Kid-friendly Activities and Performances

Smith Memorial Playground is ready to get spring play underway at our annual Play-A-Palooza event! This year’s celebration is Saturday, March 25, from 12-4 pm, across Smith’s sprawling 6.5-acre property in East Fairmount Park. Following Play-A-Palooza, Smith’s playground hours will extend to 6 pm on weekdays and 7 pm on weekends as we welcome longer days. Besides full use of our equipment, we’ll have activity stations, music and dance, games, crafts, giveaways, food trucks, and performances. Play-A-Palooza 2023 programming will have multiple activities and giveaways and is made possible by the following partners:

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art 
  • Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion 
  • Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
  • Tree House Books 
  • Read by 4th 
  • Philly Counts 
  • Brains & Early Experiences
  • Parent Child + Equal Possibilities From The Start
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • School of Rock Philadelphia

Additional partners and performance schedule to be announced. Free snacks, and drinks provided by the Share Food Program. 

Pre-registration is encouraged. Admission is $10 per child and free for adults, Smith members and ACCESS cardholders. Visit for tickets.

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is a non-profit organization located in Philadelphia’s East Fairmount Park. Founded in 1899, Smith welcomes visitors from more than 500 zip codes including every zip code in Philadelphia. The mission of S

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