Playworks for every kid

Save the Date
Get in the Game 2016
Join us on November 17 as we celebrate the power of play to change life outcomes for the children of Houston. It will be an evening of cocktails, dinner, games, and more in a showcase of inspiration, education, and play featuring Keynote Speaker Jeff Luhnow, General Manager of the Houston Astros!
Playworks Texas Turns Five
This year, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Playworks Texas and the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks. Join us in celebrating 5 years of healthy, safe, and inclusive play for thousands of children in our community.
Playworks Texas
Harnessing the power of play to strengthen our kids, schools and communities.

"Students are working better together both in the classroom and outside. They are able to resolve most problems on their own.”

Teacher, Horn Elementary School, Houston

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

"I'd rather go out and be present outside, active and involved spending 15 minutes playing every day instead of spending 30-45 minutes suspending a kid. Now, part of my job is to play with kids and teach them how to play instead of laying down the law."

Peter Wilson, Principal

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 Texas