York's ready to play to get city grant funds
Being a 'Playful City' could lead to grant money for playgrounds.
By ANGIE MASON
York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News
May 29, 2008
York could receive grant money by showing the city is serious about playtime.
A new task force is aimed at making York a "Playful City," a designation that could lead to grant funding for playground improvements.
The recognition is offered through the nonprofit KaBOOM!, a group aimed at making sure every child has a playground within walking distance.
York Mayor John Brenner learned about the organization when he helped the group build a playground in New Orleans last year.
His wife, Adrienne, is leading York's effort.
She remembered watching with their son, Sam, 4, as workers removed the seesaw from Lincoln Park a few years ago.
"It was so sad," she said. [More]