Join us for a Playworks Play Session!

  1. Updates

Play sessions provide you with a first-hand experience of the Playworks program in action.

Each play session lasts about one hour and takes place on the playground at one of our partner schools.

Below is a list of upcoming play session dates and locations. 

Please call Sommer Brock at 313-879-4934 or email to RSVP for a play session tour or to schedule an alternate date.


Date                                Location                                                                                          

April 28 (M)               Bethune Elementary (8145 Puritan, Detroit)                                           12:15pm

April 30 (W)               Roosevelt Elementary (2065 Cass Lake, Keego Harbor)                       12:35pm

May 2 (F)                   Roosevelt Primary (2610 Pinecrest, Ferndale)                                        11:50am

May 6 (T)                   Lincoln-King Academy (13436 Grove, Detroit )                                       9:50am

May 8 (Th)                 A.L. Holmes Elementary (8950 Crane, Detroit)                                       11:50am

May 13 (T)                 Bennett Elementary (2111 Mullane, Detroit)                                            11:20am

May 19 (M)               Washington-Parks Academy (11685 Appleton, Redford)                         11:45am

May 21 (W)               Edison Elementary (27321 Hampden, Madison Hts)                                 11:40am

May 23 (F)                Bethune Elementary (8145 Puritan, Detroit)                                               12:15pm

May 27 (T)                 Washington-Parks Academy (11685 Appleton, Redford)                          11:45am

May 29 (Th)               Roosevelt Elementary (2065 Cass Lake, Keego Harbor)                           12:35pm

June 2 (M)                  A.L. Holmes Elementary (8950 Crane, Detroit)                                          11:50am

June 4 (W)                  Bennett Elementary (2111 Mullane, Detroit)                                               11:20am

June 6 (F)                    Roosevelt Primary (2610 Pinecrest, Ferndale)                                            11:50am


More Updates

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to explore. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have studied the effects of play on kids–and adults–and understand that this natural behavior has tremendous benefits. As the American…

three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

July 28, 2022

A year of social and emotional learning ›

“You can’t do SEL, trauma, or equity work without each other,” Jennette Claassen, Head of Evaluation, Playworks. As Playworks continued to progress on our equity journey, we explored a critical question: what are the intersections between play, social and emotional learning, physical activity, and trauma? A working group focused on this question decided, among other…

August 24, 2021

Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…