The Child Life Zone
The Child Life Zone at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art play area that provides an escape for patients and their families from daily life in the hospital. This 3,800 square foot, procedure-free area gives our patients a safe place to forget about being in the hospital for a little while and just be kids.
The Zone is located on the first floor of the East Building.
- Multi-use theater and gaming wall
- Garth Brooks performance stage
- Interactive broadcast studio that lets kids create and view their own programs for PCH1, the hospital's own TV network
- Pool & air hockey tables and pinball machines
- Therapeutic craft and play center
- Kitchen and cooking area
- Positive image room
- Quiet area
- For inpatients only (must not be on isolation precautions)
- For patients ages six and older
- Need RN approval and Zone sticker to attend
- Siblings, ages six and older, are welcome when accompanied by a parent
Hours of Operation
- 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- 2 - 4:30 p.m.
- 6 - 8 p.m
- Seven days a week
Teammates for Kids Foundation
The Child Life Zone is made possible by a generous endowment from Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation. Teammates is a network of over 3,000 professional athletes that donate based on their performance. 100 percent of the money raised goes to children's charities with all overhead costs being paid by the members of the organization's board.
Teammates provided funding for the construction of the Zone and $50,000 a year for the first three years of operation.
The Child Life Zone at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is one of eight Zones located in children's hospitals around the country.
This project was also made possible by Kitchell and its subcontractors who generously donated time and services towards making the project a reality.