A "Play Street" closes a neighborhood street to traffic so that kids and adults can have more space for play and physical activity. Starting in May 2016, the City is trying a pilot program for Play Streets. Play Streets support FUN for everyone. We all need more chances to play!
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.
To apply, please visit the Permits Counter on the 3rd floor of City Hall's West Wing 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.
This page will be regularly updated with upcoming events.
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.