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

It's Time for Recess

Back to school at Playworks means opportunities to make new friendships, learn new games and get moving on the playground.

FLOTUS and Playworks Promote Play

First Lady Michelle Obama and Playworks Junior Coach Daleajah Williams both spoke about the power of play at the 2016 Project Play Summit.

Kids Reflect on The Presidential Primary

We showed a few of our Junior Coaches clips from presidential primary debates and asked them what they would do differently to resolve conflicts and practice respect. Here are their tips for our nation's leaders. 

Coming up
Join the 2016 marathon team Playworks New York!

Over the past three years our runners have collectively raised more than $43,000 to support our in-and out-of-school youth development play and physical activity program! Join us this year!

Reclaiming Recess

"California Educator's story "Reclaiming Recess" highlights a few California schools and educators who are taking recess back, recognizing recess' crucial role in optimizing a child's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development, and how learning and attention improve following a break."

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.

Join Our Team

Playworks is growing! To give more kids access to safe, healthy play, we are hiring for new roles in our national and regional offices and at our schools. Join the movement for play!

The Possibilities Are Endless with Playworks Pro

It's almost the end of the school year! Unlock the social and emotional potential of your children with Playworks Pro today!

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 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.

Chittick Elementary
Training Client
Burbank Elementary