About Us

Bayou City Play is a group of playworkers, artists, educators, and therapists who advocate for child-directed play opportunities in the Houston-metro area.

We believe self-directed play is an essential part of childhood and a human right.  

Bayou City Play provides temporary 'playgrounds' made from found scrap materials (boxes, fabric, cardboard tubes and recyclables), where children are invited to explore  and make their own decisions about how to spend their time.

We accompany these set ups with trainings and ongoing support for staff and volunteers, so you can continue to make play a priority according to your community's needs. needs.