WHO WE ARE
Portland Free Play is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that advocates children’s right to play and provides safe and equal play opportunities for them! Our mission is to provide opportunities for self-directed free play to children and communities who do not have access, and to educate parents and institutions on the value of free play.
SCHOOLYARD PLAY POD
Schoolyard Play Pod contains open-ended “loose parts” that kids can play with during recess time. The parts have no pre-determined use and are adaptable to whatever and however the child wishes to play. We also provide play worker training sessions for the school staff and parents.
POP-UP PLAY DAYS
We organized pop up adventure play days at both indoor and outdoor community spaces like city parks, local farms, schools and museums. We have corroborated with city of Portland with their Free Lunch + Play days and Sunday Parkways too.
From our annual pumpkin smash to outdoor movie nights, we organize fun/educational community events for both kids and adults. We organize our own events and work with other community members and project provides. Our goal is not only providing free play opportunities but also building a healthy community around play.
Your contribution supports children's free play!
Build and Smash: A Pumpkin Extravaganza! (Day 2)
Nov. 8th, 10am - 3pm
Join us for the return of this much-loved play event, the pumpkin smash! Destruction and creation are intertwined, both appropriate expressions of children’s play. We will bring post-Halloween pumpkins ready for demise and rubber mallets. You bring the kids in clothes that can get messy. This is a fundraising event to support the ongoing work of Portland Free Play, providing play programs for the kids who need them most. RSVP required.
Pandemic Precautions for all events:
- All outdoor event
- Limited number of spaces available for properly distanced seating
- Masks required for everyone, no eating at the event.