Playworks Pacific Northwest

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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March 24, 2020

#PlayAtHome with Playworks ›

Playworks wants to help make sure kids still get to play every day. School closures are significantly changing day-to-day life for kids across the country and the world. Families are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged, active, and having fun. And teachers are looking for support interacting with students virtually. Playworks is here…

March 16, 2020

Helping Our Communities ›

Like you, we are very concerned as the spreading coronavirus impacts so many people, communities, and organizations across the country. Our priority is to take actions for everyone’s safety. We are following CDC and state/local health agency guidelines and are partnering with schools with an aim of preventing the spread of the virus, while also…

March 11, 2020

Over 80 Kids Attend Volleyball Jamboree at Rockwood Boys & Girls Club ›

On Saturday, March 7, Playworks hosted our annual Volleyball Jamboree, the culminating event for our developmental volleyball sports league! A total of 88 students from our Portland metro partner elementary schools came together to play several games of volleyball to show off and practice their new skills.       Playworks builds empathy and teamwork through…

February 24, 2020

Meet Coaches Tra, Reeve, & Sage! ›

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Upcoming Events


April 25, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

Kickin’ It with Playworks: Footgolf Returns ›

Footgolf is a family friendly event to raise awareness of Playworks Pacific Northwest’s impact on elementary schools across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Playworks is creating a space on the playground…

May 08, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

First Annual Playworks Washington Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Playworks Washington Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement fundraiser that gets your team out of the office and onto the kickball field for an afternoon of team building and fun.…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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1125 SE Madison
Suite #210
Portland, OR 97214

t: 503.928.8684
f: 503.345.6687

   

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