Mission

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