Best Playgrounds in Philadelphia!

Playgrounds, Parks and Community Centers are a quick and easy way to allow your child to have some fun as well as remain active this summer. We’ve searched high and low to find the best parks and playgrounds in our communities and are happy to share them with you!! Read this article to find the best parks and playgrounds in Philadelphia. Some of the locations listed below are visited frequently by Brightside Academy for summer camp trips, field days, community events and more! If you spot us be sure to say hello. 

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121

 This 6 and ½ acre playground includes the Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide, more than 50 pieces of play equipment and a 16,000 square foot playhouse! Our summer camp at the Broad and Girard location loves this playground and they know you will too! The playground also has a website where parents can schedule trips, rent playground space and much more!

Tarken Playground

6250 Frontenac St. Philadelphia, PA 19111

Located between North and Northeast Philadelphia, Tarken Playground is small local playground adjacent to Tarken Recreation center. The six to twelve year old class at our 6000 Castor location often enjoys all that the playground and park have to offer. This includes an ice rink, dance classes, gymnastics, football, soccer and tee ball!

Starr Garden Playground
600-44 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

For a colorful yet traditional playground, grab the kids and head over to Starr Garden Playground in Center City! This playground has all the swings, slides, and monkey bars that you will see at any regular playground but has bursts of colors to amp up the fun! Next to it is an equally colorful recreation center.

Now, with this list in hand it’s time to get the kids and have some summer fun! Have a Philly park or playground that you think should be added to this list? Share with us in the comments below and be sure to find a Brightside Academy near you for our summer camp program.