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

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!

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.

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.

Transform Recess to Transform Your School

Principals: Learn how you can partner with Playworks to leverage the power of play.

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.

Playworks is a Top-Rated Nonprofit

This recognition is based on positive reviews; read what principals, parents, and supporters have to say.

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 Asks Principals to Assess Recess

Active bodies at recess mean active brains in the classroom.


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
Burbank Elementary