Play Streets Program
Playstreets are currently out of season. Please visit this page in summer 2014 for an updated list of locations.
While awaiting the completion of New York City’s next batch of parks and playgrounds, the Departments of Health & Mental Hygiene, Transportation, and Parks have created Play Streets to help combat the childhood obesity epidemic in our cities. Play Streets allows communities to open up their streets to pedestrians for play on a recurrent basis. It is a quick and low-cost way to create active play space and is a health measure that directly targets our city’s most important at–risk population—children.