Playworks Colorado

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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October 18, 2019

Congratulations to the Recess Checkup Week Winner! ›

Congratulations to Amy Woltering of Sandrock Elementary in Colorado for being the recipient of a one year subscription to PlayworksU online learning. Amy took the recess checkup during recess checkup week (9/23-9/27) to be the winner of this awesome prize. Thank you Amy for taking the checkup and helping us promote safe and healthy play…

October 2, 2019

September Coach of the Month! ›

Our September Coach of the Month is….Coach Frannie! Coach Frannie is a third-year program coordinator at Newlon Elementary School in Denver, CO. In her third year, Coach Frannie has become a leader at her school and for Playworks Colorado and works endlessly to teach the same leadership to her Junior Coaches.   During the month of…

September 23, 2019

It’s Recess Checkup Week ›

Congratulations to Amy Woltering of Sandrock Elementary for being the recipient of a one year subscription to PlayworksU online learning.  Amy took the recess checkup during recess checkup week to be the winner of this awesome prize. Thank you Amy for taking the checkup and helping us promote safe and healthy play in schools. You can…

September 17, 2019

Playworks Junior Coach Program named in DOJ’s ‘Promising Program’ ›

Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed evidence of the Playworks Coach program and found that the program met the criteria for a Promising Program intended to improve school attendance.  The DOJ invests in reviewing research that shows programs positively impact attendance because higher rates of kids attending school “prevents or reduce crime, delinquency, or…

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Events


November 06, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Playworks Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament ›

This is a fast-paced, high-fiving fundraising night and a chance to network, unwind, and support play for kids in Colorado. With skill (and luck!) join us to participate in the…

March 05, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

Playworks Colorado Soiree for Play 2020 ›

Play with a purpose at Playworks’ Soiree for Play Colorado! Playworks Colorado’s Annual Soiree for Play transports guests from the dinner table to the playground, bringing out the playful side…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

A Better Recess with Playworks


The Denver Broncos have been a partner of Playworks to bring play to four elementary schools in Denver. Greenwood Academy, McMeen Elementary, Montview Elementary and Maxwell Elementary are the four schools funded by the Broncos partnership and benefit greatly from their support.

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3980 Quebec Street, Suite 140
Denver, CO 80207

t: 720.259.1029
f: 720.457.5001

      

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