Who are we?
PlayBuild NOLA is a start-up non-profit initiative established in November 2012 in New Orleans with a mission to transform under-utilized urban spaces into exciting kid-friendly environments for play and learning.
What’s our goal?
Our programming and activities are focused on design, architecture, city-planning and related disciplines and are geared to kids 4-12. Our goal is to engage under-served youth through creativity and active learning and to stimulate curiosity, enthusiasm, and an interest in exploring careers in the design disciplines.
How will we execute?
PlayBuild’s vision comes to life as a playground designed for fun as well as learning. Life-sized blocks, an outdoor classroom comprised of portable shelves and benches, and a wide collection of toys, games, books, and other materials will turn neighborhood spaces into living architectural labs.
Our first proposed site for development is 2828 Thalia Street, a currently vacant lot in Central City. With 8 schools in the vicinity, PlayBuild’s Central City playground will be a destination for schools and group activities as well as a hub for families and the immediate community.