Ultimate Play Day 2019

SUNDAY MAY 19, 2019


1-4 PM

We had an amazing time at Ultimate Play Day! The weather was perfect and we had 26 activities for people to enjoy, thanks to our wonderful partners! From Nepali dances to geocaching and more, we really appreciate everyone that was able to join in on the fun. If you weren’t able to make it to Ultimate Play Day, there will be another one in 2020 (we can’t wait!!)! Until then, continue to check the website for play pop-ups in the community.

Thank you to Global Wordsmiths for helping with sign translation and interpretation services at the event. Play is beneficial to all (even if you’re 100 years old) and we really enjoyed playing with all of you!

Photos below courtesy of Ben Filio of!

Ultimate Play Day 2018

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018


1-4 PM

What a wonderful day of play we had! The weather was stunning, smiles were everywhere and play was literally around every turn. If you weren't able to join us, don't fret. There will be another Ultimate Play Day in 2019! Keep checking our events page for pop-up play days around the region in the meantime.

The Ultimate Play Day is a celebration of playfulness for people of all ages. Hosted by the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, the event is an opportunity for people from throughout the Pittsburgh region to play together and raise awareness of the benefits of play for everyone- from birth to 199 yrs.

Photos below courtesy of Ben Filio of!

Take a look at the video below to learn about August Wilson Park. Thank you to Steeltown Entertainment's Teen Film Crew for the video.

Ultimate Play Day 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Allegheny Commons East in the NorthSide

1-4 pm  

This past year, the 5th Annual Ultimate Play Day was held at Allegheny Commons East Park on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1-4 PM.  Member organizations of the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative and community partners came together to provide a holistic model of innovative and creative play.  Playful activities sparked conversations about topics including play and learning, risk in play, the benefits of play, and how we can incorporate play into our lives and the lives of our children every day. Featured activities are carefully selected as ones that can be replicated at home, in classrooms, and at neighborhood parks.

Ultimate Play Day '17 : Allegheny Commons

Ultimate Play Day '16 : East Liberty Park