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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Latest News

July 18, 2024

At Home Olympics ›

Sports fans across the globe are gearing up for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The Olympics are an exciting opportunity to celebrate outstanding athletes, cheer on teams from around the…

June 20, 2024

Games to Play this Summer ›

Summertime is here!  The first few weeks of summer bring fun and excitement and the return of free time and fun, seasonal activities. But as the summer stretches on, it…

May 29, 2024

2024 International Day of Play ›

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted June 11 as the International Day of Play. This global celebration was established to champion and protect children’s right to play. On this…

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…

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Upcoming Events

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’…

June 20, 2025 @ 11:00 AM

2025 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…

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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.

Contact Us

PO Box 15037
Portland, OR 97293

t: 971.213.2679
f: 503.345.6687

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