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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Latest News

February 9, 2024

24 Hour Fitness Volunteers Partner with Playworks for Global Play Day ›

In celebration of Global Play Day, 24 Hour Fitness employees joined Playworks recess at a local Elementary School. Alongside students from Dalton Elementary in the Aurora Public School District, volunteers…

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

December 18, 2023

Playworks recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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November 8, 2023

Making an Impact One Recess at a Time ›

A number of U.S. Bank employees also give their time to Playworks​ regions​​​, including Dorian Brugger, branch banking market leader for Colorado and New Mexico. Brugger joined the Playworks Colorado…

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April 11, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

Playworks Colorado Soirée for Play ›

Playworks Colorado is hosting our 5th Annual Soirée for Play to celebrate, learn, connect, and raise money for Playworks. The Soirée for Play is much more than our primary fundraising…

June 07, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

Playworks Colorado Kickball Tournament ›

Round up your team to compete in our annual Kickball Tournament. Participants will be physically active during games, enjoy a BBQ & beer garden, and appreciate a team-building opportunity that…

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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

In the 2021-2022 school year Playworks began a district
wide partnership with Aurora Public Schools District (APS) impacting 14,300 students.

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66 S Logan Street, Suite 211
Denver, CO 80209

t: 720-616-6148

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