You don’t have to build your own playground to be a part of the excitement it can bring! Find projects in your area here. You can plan a play committee activity around this awe-inspiring and life-changing event. If you have not been involved in a playground build yet, this may just be the experience you need to rally your playmakers around your next BIG project — a new playground for your neighborhood!
"Play builds the kind of free-and-easy, try-it-out, do-it-yourself character that our future needs. We must become more self-conscious and more explicit in our praise and reinforcement as children use unstructured play materials: 'That’s good. You use your own ideas...' 'That’s good. You did it your way...' 'That’s good. You thought it all out yourself.'"
– James L. Hymes, Jr., 20th-century U.S. child development specialist and author