Playworks for every kid

Coming Up
Run for Recess Boston Marathon Team
Playworks is thrilled to be an official charity of the John Hancock Non-Profit Partner Boston Marathon Program. Over the past four years, our runners have collectively raised $350,000 to support our in- and out-of-school youth development play and physical activity programs.
It's Time To Rock Your Recess
Enter for a chance to win an over-the-top recess experience with Disney's Forever In Your Mind, games, prizes, and two years of Playworks Pro Services at your school. Also get a free membership and $100 to spend at Thrive Market. No purchase necessary. Rules apply.
PlayShop is coming to Rhode Island
In partnership with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Healthy School's Coalition, Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a three hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess or your physical activity programming! Click below to see what Playshop can equip you with.
Playworks Massachusetts Turns Ten
This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Playworks Massachusetts and the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks. Join us in celebrating 10 years of healthy, safe, and inclusive play for children in our community. Thank you to the New Balance Foundation, our lead sponsor, for energizing education for 10 years.
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 Massachusetts
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks has made a strong impact on the climate of the school.  Students are more engaged and more active. They are also much more deliberate about practicing teamwork in and out of the classroom.”

Ver-Nard Fernandes, William Monroe Trotter School, Boston

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 Massachusetts

Recess Rock Stars

Meet the individuals and organizations doing their part to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.

Junior Coach
Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School
Roosevelt Elementary
Chittick Elementary