Play is essential in the lives of people of all ages and stages.

The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative is a group of individuals and regional organizations who works to:

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

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

Member organizations

Allegheny County
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museum of Art
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
fitUnited of the United Way of Allegheny County
Kids Plus Pediatrics
Let's Move Pittsburgh
Let Kids Play!
Phipps Conservancy
Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Saturday Light Brigade
Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership on Aging
The City of Pittsburgh, Mayor's Office
The Grable Foundation
The Sprout Fund
The Student Conservation Association
Venture Outdoors