Open Streets Minneapolis

  1. Updates

Playworks is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition for Open Streets Minneapolis. We’re providing opportunities for kids and families to engage in safe, healthy play as this street festival moves around the neighborhoods of Minneapolis.  Play stations include four square, castle ball, jump rope and hoola hoops.

You can still join us for a day of play on Saturday, September 21, 2013 on Lowry Ave N. between Washburn and Lyndale. More information can be found at www.openstreetsmpls.com.

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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…

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…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…