Two young girls on top of playful sculpture

Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative

The Play Pittsburgh Collaborative (external link) (PPC) is a group of individuals and regional organizations working to inspire the Pittsburgh community to incorporate play into their daily lives. The group champions this message through community conversations, learning sessions, and various activities including Ultimate Play Day, Hazelwood Play Trail, and Playful City USA.

The PPC was first established in February of 2014, with Carnegie Museum of Art, the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and The Sprout Fund all playing key roles in its development. Founded with the goal to educate decision makers in the region so that their choices support access to play for people of all ages, the collaborative seeks to engage the broader community through its activities and events.

Initially inspired by the activity surrounding Recycle Park in North Braddock and The Playground Project during the 2013 Carnegie International, the PPC emerged during the planning stages of Playing It (Too) Safe: Play, Playgrounds, And The Value Of Risk, with The Ultimate Play Day in April 2014 its debut event.

Member Organizations:

  • Allegheny County
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Let Kids Play!
  • Phipps Conservancy
  • Pittsburgh Association for the Education of
  • Young Children
  • Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Riverlife
  • 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.