Play Streets is a new citywide program that increases opportunities for kids to play outside. Play Streets are fun events that strengthen community and make use of public right-of-way, particularly in areas where parks and open space may be limited. Play Streets are recurring in nature and can be hosted by schools, community groups, or neighbors.
Play Streets was developed through a collaboration between the SFMTA, the SF Planning Department, and the Department of Public Health, and are delivered in partnership with community based organizations.
The Play Streets program is launching as a two year pilot, starting in Summer 2017. For 2017, the program will partner with three community groups, non-profits and/or schools to host 3-5 recurring Play Streets events at each of three locations located in communities of concern. In the second year of the pilot program, we expect to make the program available to residents citywide, but we will continue to work directly with a select number of community based organizations to host Play Streets events.
For more information, visit Play Streets on the Groundplay website.