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For a United State of Play®

  • positive distruption
  • group collaboration
  • urban revitalization

Recess is in session.


The city is designed for work. Day in and day out, we meander through it’s streets enroute to our 9-5. Grayspaces, empty spaces, abandoned spaces all pass by, left unnoticed. We look to re-energize these spaces through creative interventions. Our goal is to spark innovative thinking through playful action. Through play our mind solves problems, expands our lines of thinking, and relaxes our body.

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.

Henri MatisseFrench painter

Play is the highest form of research.

Albert Einsteinknow-it-all

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.

Roger von OechContemporary American creativity guru

The opposite of play is not work, it’s depression.

Dr. Stuart BrownNational Institute for Play

The reasoning

Even some of todays great minds are putting the science behind the positive affects on not just adolescent play, but for adults as well. The brain needs exercise too, and to generate some true, out-of-the-box thinking, sometimes some out-of-the-box methods are needed. Hence, play. Below is just some of the areas enhanced by Daily Acts of Play™.

Language Development

communication skills
story telling
emergent literacy

Attentional Development

attention regulation

Physical Development

gross motor experiences
fine motor experiences
physical challenges
self-help skills

Social Development

conflict resolution
leadership skill development

Affective Development

anxiety reduction
therapeutic effects

We do more than whistle while we work.

Our Principal Players

Our vastly talented group of creatives spans all sorts of backgrounds from designers, to planners to engineers. Everyone has the talent for play, you need only to have the will. Our group continues to grow, and grow, much beyond those you see here, and while all are welcome to join onto a build team, it is the select few here that seem to keep the train on the tracks

Giacomo Chief Play Officer

Founder and leader of The Play Network™, Giacomo advocates for a new world order where work and play rule synonymously with an Iron Man fist.

Pam Play Manager

#Pamland feverishly dedicates her days to keeping the build teams afloat with whip-cracking wit and cookies. Lots of cookies.

Derek Play Engineer

Immensely creative and constantly full of energy (coffee), Derek brings his passion for the city and laughter to each PlayCincy outing. His vision for the future of urban culture and play is much to behold.

    Josh Play Engineer

    The superhero of the group, Captain Marvelous’ ingenuity is equal to that of his great big heart. Suited to live life at its fullest, Josh applies the we bit of science we need to pull off some of our more outlandish experiences.