To apply, please visit the Permits Counter on the 1st Floor of the Temporary City Hall Building at 400 N. Washington St., or contact them via email. Applications must be received at least 10 business days before the event date. Recurrences are allowed every 1, 2, or 3 months and events may take place from April to October of each year.
The City held successful pilot Play Street events on May 14, 2016, along N Virginia Ave and Riley St, and on June 24, 2016, along Pine St. These events helped gauge community interest and provided insight into the guidelines and boundaries necessary for a successful Play Street.
Who Came Up with this Idea?
Lots of cities have play streets; New York City started its program in 1914 and has recently expanded with support from the NYC Parks Department. Recently, Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to end childhood obesity has supported play streets in 10 U.S. cities.