Transforming Spaces into Great PLAYces
Playgrounds provide joyful oases of play within cities, and they are critical to ensuring kids have the absolute best childhood. But, for our kids to get the play they need to thrive, cities must be doing more.
Though we build hundreds of playgrounds a year in cities all across America, to provide an adequate number of accessible play spaces for the 16 million kids living in poverty in this country, we must employ scalable solutions – like playability.
And this is where cities come in.
Cities and communities, along with leaders from all sectors, play a unique, critical role in ensuring our kids have access to the best play spaces. Our nation's future is inextricably linked to the future of kids in cities, with over 80% of US kids living in urban areas. Cities have become hotbeds of innovation, and they have the power to turn spaces into great PLAYces – into transformative theaters of activity, inspiration, and discovery – and, in the process, to change improve the lives of all kids.