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October 24, 2023

California’s K-8 Students Guaranteed Outdoor Time with New Recess Law ›

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 291 into law, making a half-hour of recess mandatory for all elementary school students from kindergarten through eighth grade in the state. Laura Medina…

UC Santa Cruz

November 14, 2019

Learning on the playground: How elementary school recess enhances every aspect of child development ›

“Recess is an essential but often neglected part of the school day,” said Rebecca London, author of the new book Rethinking Recess: Creating Safe and Inclusive Playtime for All Children in…

September 12, 2019

Play 60: Raiders host “Stretch & Move” program ›

Raiders players and the Raiderettes collaborated with Playworks Northern California in a “Stretch & Move” program at Lockwood Elementary School. The program leads over 100 Oakland elementary school students through…

Good Morning America

July 1, 2019

Playworks Coaches Celebrated by Good Morning America ›

Max Langaard and Matthew Bailey surprised with NBA finals tickets live on Good Morning America in celebration of their friendship formed on an Oakland elementary school playground through the Playworks…

ABC7 News

February 4, 2019

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green convinces kids to eat fruit and veggies ›

The Get Fit event hosted by the Warriors, Kaiser Permanente, and Playworks included nutrition lesson and activities. The recess games are designed by Playworks and are meant to be inclusive…

AEG Worldwide

January 2, 2019

AEG Community Foundation Furthers Playworks Mission in California ›

AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today announced that Playworks has been granted an additional $25,000 from the AEG Community Foundation as the winner of the #SpreadCheer…

Half Moon Bay Review

October 5, 2018

Play Works to Solve Problems ›

Joyful shouts ring across the blacktop at Hatch Elementary School as kids of all ages engage in games of “Sharks vs. Minnows,” kickball and more. On its surface, it looks…

November 9, 2017

Warriors Host Get Fit in the South Bay ›

High fives were in order as Jordan Bell came through to host a Get Fit Time-Out Power forward Jordan Bell stopped by Willow Oaks Elementary located in Menlo Park to…