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 2019 Ultimate Play Day will be held Sunday, May 19 at Whitehall Public Library from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. We hope you can join us for an afternoon of fun! Let us know you’re coming by getting your (FREE) tickets at Eventbrite or check out our FaceBook event.


Visit the Collaborative’s website for information on other playful events including, Pop-Up Play Days!



To receive the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative enewsletter, visit our sign up page.

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