transforming our city through play
The Yard is free and open to the public on WEEKENDS ONLY
May through October from 12pm to 4pm.
Weekdays through July and August, The Yard is reserved for our summer camp participants and is not open to outside visitors. The Yard is available for private events and small group sessions during the week in September and October. Find more information under WAYS TO PLAY.
VISIT US AT BLDG 11
This year for the first time play:groundNYC will be co-stewarding a house in Nolan Park for the season! This exciting collaboration with the Student Conservation Association will see Building 11 transformed into an education hub, highlighting the work and shared values of both organizations – primarily environmental stewardship and awareness, youth participation and play advocacy. Programs will be suitable for young people age 5 to 18, with additional resources for adults. More details to follow.
Fall 2019 Adventure Play!
play:groundNYC is excited to offer our fall season 3-hour Adventure Play Club! On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm, at The Yard on Governors Island, your child will spend their afternoons in the pursuit of their own self directed play. Your child will have the opportunity to play, create, build and explore with the support of our wonderful playworkers. Our club is small, so reserve your spot while you can!
WHO WE ARE
play:groundNYC is a non-profit organization advocating for young people’s rights by providing playworker-run environments that encourage risk-taking, experimentation and freedom through self directed play.
WAYS TO PLAY
We operate a 50,000 square foot adventure playground on Governors Island, and work with communities to establish their own neighborhood playgrounds and play initiatives.