Editor’s Note: We will, we will, rock you. Literally. At Smith Memorial Playground in Philadelphia, our latest stop in our week-long celebration of “Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities.”
The playground filled with laughter and activity that you just spent all day on is the size of six football fields.
The slide you just went down is over a century in age and made of wood.
Best of all, this place has been serving Philadelphia for more than a hundred years as the foremost resource for unstructured play in the city.
We are talking about Smith Memorial Playground, a gem of a play experience for the children of Philly to experience something unique and wonderful.
Smith Playground is a great place for dads and kids to interact with more than 50 pieces of unique, age-appropriate and accessible pieces of play equipment. It is a free, safe place to play designed for children 10 years and younger. The Playhouse is 16,000 square feet of play space for children 5 years and younger to explore.
Smith Memorial Playground is celebrating their 115th birthday this week, and Philly Dads Group co-founder Jeff Bogle has curated a one-of-a-kind opportunity there with Kidchella, a kid’s music festival to celebrate with families of the Philadelphia area. Kids 10 and younger and their caregivers are invited to rock out to tunes from Walter Martin of The Walkmen, Grammy-nominated Brady Rymer, and energetic Seattle pop-rock band The Not-Its!.
Kidchella will take place on the Smith Memorial Playground grounds in East Fairmount Park. Tickets are $10 but the event is free with a membership which is only $30 for the year!