Playworks for every kid

Soirée for Play!
Playworks will rock (paper, scissors) in Baltimore during our annual celebration of the tremendous power of play! This fun, meaningful and inspiring event will celebrate our milestone 20th anniversary with playful games, spirited cocktails, a lively auction, and much more! The unforgettable evening will culminate with live entertainment.
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.
AmeriCorps Pledge
"In October, the one millionth AmeriCorps member will take the AmeriCorps pledge, committing to “get things done” for America." Proud to say Maryland is among the top 10 states to engage Members and Baltimore among the top 10 Cities!
National 2016 Most Valuable Principal Winner
Playworks announced that Dr. Chad Kramer, principal of Patterson Park Public Charter School in Baltimore, Maryland, has been selected as the recipient for the 2016 Most Valuable Principal Award for his commitment to going above and beyond to ensure his school allows time and space for play.
Playworks Maryland
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks has been 'life-saving' and 'life changing' to our school environment. We have better attendance, less tardiness, less behavior conflicts and increased student focus and achievement.”

Teacher, Liberty Elementary, Baltimore

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 thousands of children across the country.
Playworks Pro
With Playworks Pro, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.

"I don't think I realized the immediate and wide reaching impact [Playworks] would have on the culture of the school. We have kids playing together now that would never have in the past."

Fran Roy, Chief Academic Officer

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 in Maryland

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
Hamilton Elementary