Playworks for every kid

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.
Off the Sidelines and into the Action
We are changing the way children interact, both in and out of school. Learn how we move kids off of the sidelines and into the action by watching this animation.
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 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

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, Fall River, MA

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.

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