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

Event Spotlight
Get in the Game 2016
Over 400 guests rocked (paper, scissors) the Metreon in San Francisco during our 20th Anniversary celebration of the transformative power of play.  Kaiser Permanente CEO and chairman Bernard J. Tyson accepted the 2016 Inspirational Leadership Award from Junior Coaches.  Read more for additional awardees.
Join Our Team

Playworks is growing! To give more kids access to safe, healthy play, we are hiring for new roles in our national and regional offices and at our schools. Join the movement for play!

The Possibilities Are Endless with Playworks Pro

It's almost the end of the school year! Unlock the social and emotional potential of your children with Playworks Pro today!

Playworks Annual Report 2015

When we take the kid's-eye view, we see that on the playground, kids are the leaders of today, not just the leaders of tomorrow.  

Super Bowl Shout-out from the First Lady

Playworks received an extra-special Super Bowl shout-out from First Lady Michelle Obama.  Fans are invited to play #‎RoShamBo‬!

Steph Curry Gets Fit with Playworks!

Golden State Warriors Player Steph Curry and Playworks President Elizabeth Cushing talked about play for every kid with US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the Get Fit Time-Out, hosted by Kaiser Permanente.

Playworks Turns Twenty

Throughout the year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks and with it, 20 years of bringing healthy, safe, and inclusive play to hundreds of thousands of children across the country.

Recess Rules by Jill Vialet

After losing her parents in a car crash at age 8, life just hasn't been the same for Cassie Murphy. Now a fifth grader at Magruder Elementary, Cassie and her three friends, Zee, Toni and Bryant, have been trying to make the best of the same old routine of school, but somehow all the fun has been sucked out of it, and especially at recess.

Fitness With A Spark

Playworks has teamed up with New Balance to offer the SparkStart Fitness Challenge across the nation. See how New Balance, MLB athletes, and Playworks are getting kids in the game!

Announcing the Playworks Store

The Playworks Store is now open! 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.


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.