#DPKidsFest at Smith Playground
11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive
East Fairmount Park
American Institute of Architects, AIA
The American Institute of Architects advocates for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Their work drives positive change through the power of design.
Armstrong World Industries Foundation
The AWI Foundation is focused on making a positive difference in the lives of people where they live, work, learn, heal and play. They support programs that are dedicated to elevating the importance of design and buildings in people’s lives and that focus on those who are most in need, particularly under-served children and early childhood education.
NEW! The DesignPhiladelphia KidsFest brings architecture and design to our youngest visitors with fun and creative activities at various locations around the City. #DPKidsFest
At Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse we welcome children and families, both new comers and veteran visitors, to be part of the design process by re-imagining and sharing ideas for upcoming changes to the Playhouse. From crayons to color paper, blocks and recycled material, we want to see our young designers excited about the built environment. Maybe next time you visit, you’ll find your idea of a swirly, whirly orange slide came true!
WAIT. THERE’S MORE… Join us out on the lawn to play human architecture and construction games. Is there such a thing as a human dome? What's more structurally sound, marshmallow or tape connections? How high can a sponge skycraper go? Find out, rain or shine!
Free parking available on-site, and accessible by public transportation.