Play and Playground Magazine, Summer 2017, "Ask the play lady"

Takoma Park Newsletter, June 2017

Play Talk at US PLAY COalition Conference, 2017

Takoma Park City TV, Mid-winter Play Day

PlayGrounding Podcast

Takoma Park Newsletter, April 2017

LPA volunteers appeared on the front page of the Takoma Park newsletter.


Genius of Play US Play Coalition Sweepstakes Award

We will receive $250 for closing a street to play in a low income neighborhood. Date, Time, and Location TBA.

Takoma Park radio interview of pat, meet your neighbor

Play and Playground Magazine, Spring 2017

Pat's first column in The Play and Playground Magazine called Ask The Play Lady. The website for the magazine is

Takoma Voice - Seventh Annual Mid-winter Play Day, 2017

Play and Playground Magazine - Ready to Get Wet?

aarp interview

Genius of Play

Moral Landscapes Blog, Psychology Today, 2015

Start a Play Club in Your School

Inter-Generational Games Night

The Play Lady Tells Us How to Become Play-ers

Community Service: Teens Make Great Play Advocates

How to Start a Play Committee in Your Community

How to Plan a Play Day in Your Community

Pushing Play

Why Close a Street for Play

Make Play Part of a Planned Community Event

NBC4 Video Clips, July 24, 2015

Play BBQ Introduction

Play BBQ Hula-hoop

Play BBQ T-Ball

Play BBQ Tennis

Play BBQ Food

Play BBQ Closing

Washington Post Express, July 16, 2015

WTOP, May 2015

Gaithersburg Book Festival, 2015

American Association for the Child's Right to Play - Members' News Blast



Washington Post - Opinion Piece on Play

Takoma Park TV 2013 Play DAy Video

Voice of America TV Ad

Washington Post - Local Living Feature

About Families Book Review - March 2013 Issue

Let’s Play at the Playground!                                                                                                                                                            By Pat Rumbaugh, The Play Lady                                                                                                                                     Community Voice Media, LLC                                                                                                                                                   Picture Book $11.95                                                                                                                                                                   Rating ****

Young children love books about kids their age doing things they like to do. Let’s Play at the Playground is a wonderful example of how the combination of simple text and beautiful action photographs can portray a wonderful message. Playing is fun!

Now more than ever it is important to encourage kids to get out and play and this book does that.  “By the time I finish reading this book at our library’s Circle Time, the kids are all revved up to run outside and play. It’s thrilling to see how this book inspires kids to get up and get moving.” 

Karen MacPherson                                                                                                                                                               Children’s & Youth Services Coordinator,                                                                                                                                           Takoma Park Maryland Library

Author, Pat Rumbaugh is a leading proponent of the importance of play in all of our lives. She was a physical education teacher at the Washington International School for more than 25 years. In 2009 the Washington post named her “All-Met Tennis Coach of the Year.

The Play Lady Documentary