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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January 24, 2020

Playworks Colorado Joined Denver Parks and Recreation on Martin Luther King Jr. Day ›

“The Time is Always Right To Do Something Right” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr Day marks the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. It is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, and at Playworks we are encouraged to participate…

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…

December 11, 2017

Amplifying our Impact with Community Shares Partnership ›

For the past four years, Playworks has partnered with Community Shares to connects Coloradans to the charities and causes they care most about. We are thrilled to be a part of an organization striving to connect Colorado givers to impact local nonprofits in our community. Through Community Shares, Coloradans have demonstrated that they care about…

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November 8, 2019

Playworks Colorado Hosts Rock Paper Scissors Tournament ›

Playworks Colorado has a goal to bring out the best in every kid through playing at recess. The annual Rock Paper Scissors tournament took place at Bierstadt Lagerhaus in Denver.

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Events


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…

June 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Playworks Colorado Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

It’s that time of year again . . . Playworks Colorado Corporate Kickball Tournament! Lace up your kicks and join us to seek out the Golden Kickball Trophy. What: Kickball Tournament, team-building/employee…

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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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