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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May 29, 2024

2024 International Day of Play ›

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted June 11 as the International Day of Play. This global celebration was established to champion and protect children’s right to play. On this…

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February 29, 2024

Playworks Colorado: Grant Recipient for the Denver Broncos Community Grant Program ›

The Denver Broncos Foundations announced its 2023 Dynamic In and Out of School Programming Grant Recipients, including Playworks Colorado.

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…

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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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