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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February 13, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service ›

January 21, 2019—Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than a national holiday for Playworkers; it’s a call to action to get out and serve our communities in ways beyond our everyday mission. The Playworks Colorado team partnered with three different organizations across Denver to make an impact and honor the memory of Dr. Martin…

January 7, 2019

Purple Team Took Home the Win at Playworks Rock, Paper, Scissors Showdown! ›

Playworks supporters from far and wide gathered at Improper City on Wednesday evening for an epic tournament showdown of Rock, Paper, Scissors Relay. Six teams battled it out in true Playworks fashion for the opportunity to be crowned the 2018 Rock, Paper, Scissors Champion. Tournament players sported headbands, onesies, and glow sticks and flaunted their…

January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

November 28, 2018

We Play Floor Hockey After-school on Tuesday Nights at 20 Partner Schools ›

For the last four years, a floor hockey league funded by the NHL in partnership with Kroenke Sports Charities has been a popular after-school opportunity for 4th and 5th graders in Playworks partner schools. Starting in mid-October, this eight week co-ed floor hockey league brings together 12 students to participate on a team, have fun,…

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Events


March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Playworks Colorado Soiree for Play 2019 ›

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…

March 14, 2019 @ 8:30 PM

Recess After Dark ›

Playworks Colorado Recess After Dark  Cocktail with sneakers! About the Event: Recess After Dark is the first ever after hours recess in Denver directly following Playworks’ annual fundraiser at Mile…

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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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