Transforming Our Playgrounds

  1. Updates

We are lucky enough to have the support of many local companies here in Metro-Detroit. Recently, a few of those companies have stepped up to help make our playgrounds a beautiful place. Painting a playground can have an amazing impact on the school community. Not only does it transform a drab and colorless playground into a bright and inviting place for kids to play, but it also helps to create a safer space for our students at Recess.

Please take a look at some of our playground transformations below.  And if your company would like to sponsor a Playground Painting, please contact our Development Manager, Sommer Brock, at 313.879.4934 or

October 2013: Beaumont Health System’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery painted the playground at Bennett Elementary in Southwest Detroit

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May 2014: The Metro Detroit Association of Health Underwriters painted the playground at Roosevelt Primary School in Ferndale

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June 2014: Volunteers from Booz Allen Hamilton painted the playground at Edison Elementary in Madison Heights

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More Updates

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…

April 8, 2021

How to fund Playworks programming at your school ›

Did you know Playworks programming can be funded by a variety of federal, state, and private streams? Here is a list to provide guidance and resources to help administrators in Michigan determine the best funding source to support bringing Playworks to your school. Government Grants For Schools Playworks has been found to be evidence-based under…

March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…