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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Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

April 30, 2024

Alaska EdVenture Podcast 015: Empowering Play – Enhancing Recess with Playworks ›

Playworks PacNW’s Partner Experience Manager, Sam, joins the Alaska EdVenture podcast hosted by Superintendent Dr. Meinert, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, and guest Becky Zaverl, Denali Elementary Principal, to…

April 18, 2024

Playworks PacNW in Fairbanks Alaska ›

Playworks services, tailored for rural community needs. This Spring, every Title I school in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District had the opportunity to experience the power of play.…

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March 28, 2024

Playworks Pacific Northwest hosts a family engagement night in Fairbanks ›

Playworks Pacific Northwest hosted a Family Engagement Night at Ryan Middle School. Assistant District Superintendent Kate LaPlaunt shares about their partnership with Playworks.

March 4, 2024

Playworks at the National Elementary and Secondary Act Conference ›

This year, Playworks Pacific NW was invited to be a spotlight presenter and facilitator at the National Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) conference. The conference spanned four days, and included…

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Upcoming Events


June 21, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

2024 Playworks PacNW Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Playworks Corporate Kickball, are you ready to join the game? Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement fundraiser that gets your team out of the office and onto the kickball field…

April 26, 2025 @ 2:00 PM

Kickin’ It With Playworks: Footgolf Tournament 2025 ›

About the Event Teams of 4 people will battle it out over 18 holes to be crowned Footgolf Champions! The winning team receives a trophy and their picture on Playworks’…

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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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PO Box 15037
Portland, OR 97293

t: 971.213.2679
f: 503.345.6687

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