Playworks, Kaiser Permanente and Oregon Children’s Theater Partnership

  1. Updates

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Oregon Children’s Theater for all of this year's Portland Sunday Parkways events. We kicked off the season at the Gilbert Heights Park Kids’ Fair where we trained "Thrive Coaches" and taught some of our favorite recess games and of course, roshambo! Kids and adults of all ages joined in and even dogs were out there playing with us. We played kickball, amazing tag games, soccer, and rolled out Imagination Playground. The weather held and we had an all-around fantastic day full of healthy play.

If you didn’t have a chance to come play at the May Sunday Parkways event (or if you had such a great time that you’re wanting more), never fear! We will be setting up another round of games at the June 26th event in North Portland at Peninsula Park. We can’t wait to get back out there again and help our community have fun and get active. Hope to see you all there!

More Updates


March 25, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…

December 15, 2020

Top 6 Games to Play Virtually ›

Many educators have risen to the challenge of transitioning their lessons to accommodate virtual education, and Playworks has been helping educators ensure play remains in every child’s day, even online. Kids prioritize play, and with our support educators are leveraging play when teaching virtually in order to keep kids engaged, active, and to build community.…