Playworks in the Park

  1. Updates

This summer Playworks and the Highland Street Foundation will partner together to bring the power of play to Boston Common and parks across the city – the goal being to ensure every kid has the opportunity to play every day. Playworks will set up Playworks Play Zones at ‘Out of the Park’ events, as well as at the ‘TADpole 10’ series. Playworks coaches will be leading recess games like 4-square, jump rope and tag in an effort to get more children active and having fun!

At the Highland Street Foundation ‘Out of the Park’ events families can come celebrate America’s favorite pastime at neighborhood parks across the city of Boston. Everyone is welcome to bring a blanket and watch the Boston Red Sox on the big screen and then play a little 4-square during the 7th-inning stretch.

And if you’re looking for something fun to do on Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 1:00pm during the summer months, look no further than Boston Common, where Playworks will also be leading recess and games as part of the TADpole 10 series. There’s nothing like a fun game of tag before taking a dip in Frog Pond. Playworks Play Zones at the TADpole 10 series begin Thursday, June 26th.

Thank you to our friends at the Highland Street Foundation for believing in the power of play and bringing Playworks Play Zones into the community. For more information about our partnership, as well as dates for the ‘Out of the Park’ events, please visit the Highland Street Foundation’s website here:http://www.highlandstreet.org/.

More Updates


February 2, 2024

October-December Coaches of the Month ›

Round of applause for Coach Rodgers, R, and Lai for being our first quarter Coaches of the Month of the school year! During the fall we decided to bring back…

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

January 19, 2024

Activating Indoor Recess in Rhode Island ›

It’s inevitable that schools in New England will be spending some recess time indoors throughout the winter. Whether it’s snowy, icy, or just plain cold, school playgrounds can become inaccessible…