Playworks for every kid

Governor Ducey visits a Playworks school
During Governor Doug Ducey's visit to Loma Linda Elementary, he saw firsthand how Playworks changes the school climate, making it safe physically and emotionally for students, teachers and administrators.
Playworks Arizona Turns Five
This year, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Playworks Arizona and the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks. Join us in celebrating 5 years of healthy, safe, and inclusive play for thousands of children in our community.
Kickstart 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 in Arizona
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks has given our student body a common language with which to communicate and a structure to resolve issues. It teaches skills that are transferable to everyday life.”

Teacher, Balsz Elementary School, Phoenix

Collaboration is in our nature
Every Playworks partnership is customized to meet our partners’ specific goals.

At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.” 

Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation 

Playworks Pro
With Playworks Training, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.
Meet Our Trainers

"I'd rather go out and be present outside, active and involved spending 15 minutes playing every day instead of spending 30-45 minutes suspending a kid. Now, part of my job is to play with kids and teach them how to play instead of laying down the law."

Peter Wilson, Principal, Burbank Elementary


Playworks in Arizona