Play Everywhere Philly Stories

Play Everywhere Philly is a city-wide competition to create playful learning spaces that support child development and literacy skills in everyday locations across Philadelphia.

The program has awarded $1 million in Play Everywhere grants to groups working with designers to create playful learning features at places like sidewalks, bus stops, footpaths and areas outside businesses. With support from KABOOM!, William Penn Foundation, Playful Learning Landscapes and Community Design Collaborative, these grantees will develop places for kids aged 0-8 to play and learn together with caregivers.

April 12, 2021

Preserving Chinatown’s Culture Through Playful Learning

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation is transforming the 10th Street Plaza into a hub for literacy, active play, and cultural connection.

May 13, 2021

Expanding Access to Playful Learning

People for People Charter School is expanding their playful learning techniques out of the classroom and into Philadelphia's streets. Read their story and see their Play Everywhere designs.

AUGUST 20, 2021

Connecting With Culture and History Through Play

For Play Everywhere winners like Puentes De Salud and Nationalities Services Center, these playful spaces help kids and their families connect with their own heritage or their neighbors'.