Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Located in Fairmount Park, amid a 6.5-acre (2.5ha) playground, lies a 39ft-long (12m-long) wooden slide. Kids can grasp their cloth sack and whizz down the wide slope screaming with glee. The Smith Memorial Playhouse is three stories tall, and youngsters five and under will adore exploring the recreation areas, playing with building toys and craft projects. Older kids can enjoy clambering on rope mountains and jungle gyms. Smith is for children 12 and younger, and while entry is free, donations are accepted. To get there, drive 12 minutes from the city center or take public transport.