Updates

December 9, 2011

Playworks execs, board take over Chicago ›

Traveling from all 22 Playworks cities across the country, executive directors and our national board of directors blew into the Windy City for their annual fall retreat. Chicago was excited to host the festivities this year, which included a national governance gathering and dinner with special guest, 'Hoop Dreams' filmmaker Peter Gilbert, who welcomed everyone…

November 7, 2011

Playworks Chicago Volunteer Launch – Tuesday, November 15, 2011 ›

Make a difference on the playground . . . join us for the Playworks Chicago Volunteer Launch! Tuesday, November 15, 6 – 7:30pm DePaul University Student Center Room 315 (Lincoln Park Campus) 2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 We are a national nonprofit that just opened its doors in Chicago this past summer. We…

November 3, 2011

Playin’ In the Streets! ›

Chicago’s Active Transit Alliance hosted the first Open Streets on State Street event, where seven blocks of our famous "great street" were closed to traffic and transformed into an urban playground filled with activities for all ages. There was a mobile skate park, a dunk tank, a chalk art street mural, yoga classes and break…

September 30, 2011

Walking for Wellness ›

Despite the light rain, walkers from all over Chicago's Austin neighborhood gathered at LaFollette Park for some recess games and warm-ups for the Walk Across Austin. Austin is Building A Healthier Chicago's focus neighborhood this year. The goal of the 5K was to spark interest in community wellness and walking clubs for people living in the area.…

August 29, 2011

Playworks Chicago Office Up and Running! ›

We have lots to do to make it our perfect “work and play” space, but we are well on our way! We are located downtown (map), right in the Loop’s theater district, and we are getting accustomed to the amazing array of restaurants and action near our new home. We share the office with another…

August 29, 2011

Playworks Chicago Kicks-off the New Year at Millennium Park! ›

Playworks Chicago hosted its first staff outing in Millennium Park downtown. New program coordinators as well as the Chicago-based office staff enjoyed an outdoor photography exhibit, food, live music, and some core Playworks games on a hot, sunny (and humid of course!) day in the city. Everyone got to know each other a little before…