Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative June Newsletter

To help us remember to play every day, and to spread our message of the importance of play, the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative created this Play Poster, a free resource that is available in digital and print formats. Unveiled at Ultimate Play Day on May 19th, the poster is available to download. Read more about the poster and download it here. Thank you to Medina Jackson, MSW, from the P.R.I.D.E. Program for the inspiring quote!

Speaking of Ultimate Play Day...thank you to those of you who were able to join us! More photos coming soon, but we're so grateful to the Whitehall Public Library, BCAP, Global Wordsmiths, Whitehall Borough Police and all of our wonderful partners who made the day a success.

See a preview of some Ultimate Play Day photos below. All photos available on our website soon!

Photos: Ben Filio for the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative

Photos: Ben Filio for the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative


Member Spotlight

*Carnegie Museum of Art is a founding partner

*Carnegie Museum of Art is a founding partner

Being a part of the Play Collaborative has directed us to be more involved with other organizations and to be part of community based programs and projects. This helps us keep play top of mind for our internal programming, and thinking about experience broadly rather than narrower interpretation of works of art.


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.

June 1, 2019
Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Member Blog
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Nature Provides: Play in the Park

“I thought we were going to the park!” For many children, the word park is synonymous with playground. When students arrive for a field trip to Frick Park , many are confused when they step off the bus and are greeted with a scene of woodlands, meadows, and streams. Their preconceived notion of “park” does not match what they see in front of them, but despite the lack of expensive playground equipment, this natural space has plenty of play opportunities.

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“Today We Will Play!”
— Medina Jackson