We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.

Kickstart the School Year with Playworks Store!

Kickstart your school year with the Playworks Store! Promote play with Playworks shirts and swag, or give kids opportunities for safe, healthy play with playground equipment and games. All sales help Playworks leverage the power of play at schools across the country.

Announcing Playworks AIM

Today, Playworks is announcing a new goal to ensure safe and healthy play every day for 3.5 million kids in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide by 2020.

It's Time To Rock Your Recess

Enter for a chance to win an over-the-top recess experience with Disney's Forever In Your Mind, games, prizes, and two years of Playworks Pro Services at your school. Also get a free membership and $100 to spend at Thrive Market. No purchase necessary. Rules apply.

Playworks in The Atlantic

"Recess is not a distraction from school, it is an important component of it," writes Emily Deruy, profiling Playworks in The Atlantic. Picture courtesy of Kevin Coombs / Reuters.

What is it Like to Partner With Playworks?
The Waldorf School of Baltimore blogged about their experience with Playworks Pro, our professional development service for teachers and school staff.
Kids Reflect on The Presidential Primary

We showed a few of our Junior Coaches clips from presidential primary debates and asked them what they would do differently to resolve conflicts and practice respect. Here are their tips for our nation's leaders. 

FLOTUS and Playworks Promote Play

First Lady Michelle Obama and Playworks Junior Coach Daleajah Williams both spoke about the power of play at the 2016 Project Play Summit.

It's officially Jill Vialet Day in Oakland, CA!

In honor of Playworks' 20th Anniversary, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf names September 1, 2016 Jill Vialet Day.


Playworks Everywhere

We offer direct service in 23 communities and training services nationwide.

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.