Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Giant Wooden Slide

12 feet wide and 60 feet long, built by Richard Smith at the turn of the 20th century. Official age limit is 12 and under, although adults sometimes sneak slides.

Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide

Address:
3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide, at the Smith Playground in East Fairmount Park. From US Hwy 13/N. 33rd St. turn east into the Park onto Oxford St./Reservoir Drive. Drive a quarter-mile, then turn left into the Smith Playground. The slide is inside the big Victorian-era building.
Hours:
April-Sep. Tu-Su 10-6. Oct-Dec. Tu-Su 10-4. Closed Jan.-March. (Call to verify)
Phone:
215-765-4325
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Giant slide.

Giant Wooden Slide

Those adventurous enough and those willing to wait in a line take hold of burlap sacks at the top (with the help of a park volunteer) and, like Clark Griswold on a greased sled, they slide down with great speed. Slide is for all ages, but they may give you a second or third look outside if you're attending the children's park sans kids.

Parking is available outside, though depending on the day you could be fighting dozens of parents securing parking to attend the on-site birthday parties.

[Kayla, 04/28/2018]

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