May 23, 2008

Playful City USA Community San Francisco hosts "Play Day"; celebrates playground renovations

On Apr. 19, 2008, the San Francisco Neighborhood Parks Council hosted their 2008 Playground Day event at West Sunset Playground. Community members gathered at West Sunset to learn about the Playground Initiative, and many also signed up to assess their neighborhood playgrounds.

The playground assessment event was launched in February 2006, to raise awareness of and bring attention to the needs of San Francisco's playgrounds. The assessment is based on a survey created by the National Program for Playground Safety.

In 2007, NPC and RPD kicked-off a series of playground workdays, to resolve maintenance issues at the 30 city playgrounds that received a "D" or "F" grade in 2006. The kick-off event took place at Balboa Playground in April 2007, and the playground renovation was recently completed on March 4, 2008.

Watch an interview with NPC Program Manager Meredith Thomas at West Sunset Playground, discussing the results of the 2008 Playground Report Card survey here.

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