Play for Change UnConference, updates and more!

Fall is here and brings with it exciting opportunities to play!
If you haven't heard about Play for Change, our October conference co-hosted with Philadelphia Playful Learning Landscapes, we hope you'll read more and help us to spread the word. 25 teams of five to seven individuals from across Southwestern Pennaylvania and West Virginia will convene for this day-long event to think more critically about play. The event will include keynote speakers, lightning talks, hands-on activities, and time for action planning.

Over the past year, work has continued on the Elizabeth Street Parklet and Hazelwood Play Trail. With funding from the Heinz Endowments, work has included reconfiguring the path through the KaBOOM! playground, planting 12 trees and hundreds of shrubs and grasses, weeding and cleanup of existing trees and shrubs. Click on the link above to see some in-progress photos!

Our Recess Advocacy Team is hard at work preparing for next steps. Visit our website to learn more and sign up for updates!

We hope to see you soon!

Visit our website to learn more!


Play for Change
Tuesday, October 30
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Carnegie Museum of Art 

Member Spotlight

Each month we will spotlight one of our wonderful partners and the work they do through audio collected and edited by SLB Radio

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP)- Click the name to hear PDP staff discuss the importance of play in their work. 

Monthly Blog

This article is part of our Member Blog Series, which showcases Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Members' efforts and commitment to ensure that play is a critical element in the lives of people of all ages. Each month, a different member organization will share their take on how play is a part of the work they do. This month we're reaching into our archives to a post from SLB Radio in 2017.

March 2017
SLB Radio

Capturing the Sounds of Play

How do we capture the sounds of play? How do we share our thoughts about play? Here at SLB Radio, we use audio to encourage, amplify, share and archive the ideas, stories, and feelings of children, youth and families. Click below to go to this post and hear the voices of youth from around the city discussing their thoughts on the importance of play!


“Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.” 
— Abraham Maslow