Mark your calendar now and join Playworks at the Starlight Run on June 4, 2016. The Starlight Run began in 1979 and has grown into the Northwest’s largest Fun Run. More than 7500 runners are expected to join the 38th annual event on June 4, 2016. Registration is now open.
"Playworks is more than a recess program at our school. It has become part of our culture here.”
Michelle Peake Cesar Chavez School Portland
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 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
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.
“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 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 is grateful to our partners, who share our belief that every child deserves a place on their school playground. Learn how partnering with Playworks can create opportunities that help kids find their place in the world through play.