Play Space is made possible through a grant from The William Penn Foundation. Over the next year, the Collaborative will be partnering with the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) to explore the design of innovative urban play spaces and how they can improve the quality of child care and early childhood education in Philadelphia.
We'll bring designers, educators, child care providers, families, and communities together through a design competition, a charrette, exhibitions, a tactical urbanism project, public talks, programs, and workshops.
Together with you, we’ll have fun exploring the untapped potential of play spaces in the city. We’ll get serious about play too—learning how great play spaces contribute to closing the achievement gap and preparing every child for school.
Play Space is part of Infill Philadelphia, the Collaborative's ongoing, community-engaged design initiative to re-envision neighborhoods, leverage existing assets, and rethink the use of older buildings and sites.
So come out and play! Join us to launch Play Space, with great programs and events like an exhibition, a film screening, and a reception to launch a new design competition.