Playworks for every kid

Spotlight
Shamrock Run
Last year the Playworks team (3555) at Shamrock Run Portland was the third largest. Let's do it again!
Spotlight
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 Pacific Northwest
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Playworks is more than a recess program at our school. It has become part of our culture here.”

Michelle Peake 
Cesar Chavez School
Portland

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

"[Playworks Trainers] empower everyone with the vision and the resources to make incremental changes that begin to positively impact not just the recess culture, but the entire learning culture of a school."

Kathryn Malý, Educator, Seattle

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 

VIDEO
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.
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Playworks in Pacific Northwest