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

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!

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.  

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!

Event Spotlight
Get in the Game 2016

Join Playworks on May 13 to rock (paper, scissors) the Metreon in San Francisco for our 20th Anniversary celebration of the transformative power of play.

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.

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 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.

The Possibilities Are Endless with Playworks Pro

Unlock the academic, social, emotional, and physical potential of your children using proven, play-based strategies.


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.

Training Client
Bellevue Elementary and Stony Point Academy