Great question! Thanks for asking!

Playworkers are highly experienced youth workers who commit to creating and maintaining spaces for children to play while considering that children’s play should ideally be freely chosen, personally directed, intrinsically motivated, and unadulterated by any adult or external agendas. (you probably already read that on the first page)

Basically a lifeguard for the playground. A person who guards playing. A playguard!

We staff your play site and we also train community members; parents, teachers, neighbors, and responsible teens to encourage, support and supervise children’s play activities. Through our service and programming children learn valuable life skills, develop strong social networks and build resilience by playing and working together.


Twin Cities Adventure Play is committed to the principle of self-directed play that involves loose parts, natural elements, and artistic influence with an element of risk-taking. We serve communities based on the recognition that children and young people’s capacity for positive development will be enhanced if given access to the broadest range of environments and play opportunities.