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.
SUMMER CAMP 2019!
***Our 2019 summer camp is almost sold out! Please register here to be put on the waitlist for sold out weeks.***
We are pleased to announce registration for Summer Camp at The Yard in 2019! Enrollment is open for ten 1-week sessions from June 24-August 30, 2019. Including the return of Girls Week, July 29-August 2!
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.