Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative

The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative is a group of organizations dedicated to advancing the importance of play in the lives of children, families, and communities in the Pittsburgh region by:

  1. Raising awareness that play is a critical element in the lives of people of all ages
  2. Educating decision-makers (from parents to legislators) in our region so that their choices support access to play for people of all ages
  3. Modeling (and inspiring) through various activities the actions we hope our broader community will take in their daily lives

Visit the website and join the Collaborative!

Trying Together is a proud member and co-founder of the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative.

Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Member Badge


Play Spaces in Pittsburgh

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers

Remake Learning and Root+All released a play booklet entitled, “If Kids Built a City” that details the importance of play being built into the city of Pittsburgh, from parks and museums to doctor’s offices.

Download the full booklet.



Ultimate Play Day

Hosted by the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, Ultimate Play Day is an opportunity for people from throughout the region to play together and raise awareness of the benefits of play at any age.

The 2018 Ultimate Play Day was held May 20 at August Wilson Park in the Hill District where children and families enjoyed great weather, played together, and learned why play is important for development and learning.

Visit the Collaborative’s website for information on other playful events including, Pop-Up Play Days and the 2019 Ultimate Play Day.


Preschoolers sitting on the floor playing with a ball