October 06, 2008

Play's the thing (Henderson)

City recognized for its playgrounds, programs
By Dave Clark
Las Vegas Sun
Thu, Oct 2, 2008

Henderson has been recognized as one of 67 playful cities in the nation — a distinction heralding the city's efforts to promote playtime and playgrounds for children.

Henderson was the only community in Nevada to be honored by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit group dedicated to bringing play areas within walking distance of children. In conjunction with the title of Playful City USA, Henderson will also designate Oct. 9 as "Get Out and Play Day," with activities at more than 34 city sites.

"One nationwide issue that can't be avoided is childhood obesity," said Tracy Novak, of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. "It's our desire to improve the health of children in Henderson and reduce the incidence of childhood obesity." [More]

Learn more about the Playful City USA program.

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