Playworks Utah

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

March 12, 2018

March AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Drew ›

Coach Josh is in his second year as an AmeriCorps member serving at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. He works hard to build a relationship with every single student at his school, and has built a positive and inclusive community both on the playground and in the classroom. Coach Josh implemented a Mini Coach program this year,…

March 5, 2018

Making a Big Impact One Interaction at a Time ›

  In honor of AmeriCorps week, we’d like to highlight a story from one of our AmeriCorps members. Coach Courtney, is making a difference one day at a time by being continually positive and consistent presence on her playground. The school I’m serving has a challenging 5th-grade population. Within the fifth grade, there are several students…

February 12, 2018

Executive Director, Chris Conard, Named on Utah Businesses 40 under 40 List ›

We’re thrilled to announce that our Executive Director, Chris Conard, has been named one of Utah Businesses 40 Under 40! The list is comprised of a group of 40 professionals under the age of 40 who are disrupting their respective industries. “I witnessed first-hand the power that safe and healthy play has in building stronger…

February 9, 2018

February AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Drew ›

Coach Drew brings his contagious positive energy to the playground every day at East Midvale Elementary. He spreads high-fives far and wide and encourages his students to create fun, new, and inclusive rules for Playworks core games to make them their own. Coach Drew truly lights up the playground and every kid is excited to…

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Upcoming Events

March 23, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

PlayShop ›

In partnership with Canyons School District, Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a three-hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess. The PlayShop will equip you with: Tangible group…

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Race to Reduce Bullying ›

On your mark, get set, reduce bullying! Playworks Utah’s 7th annual Race to Reduce Bullying will take place on March 24, 2018, at Wheeler Historic Farm. All runners, walkers, crawlers…

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 AM

7th Annual Golf Tournament ›

We invite you and your company to hit the links as part of the Playworks 7th Annual Golf Tournament! Enjoy executive networking,  marketing, and exposure while making a lasting difference…

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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

308 East 4500 South
Suite 120
Murray, UT 84107

t: 801.590.9478
f: 801.214.2059


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