Public Information Officer
TEMPE, Ariz. –
In keeping with its designation as a Playful City USA community for the fourth consecutive year, Tempe will host a free day of play for kids of all ages to celebrate play and reap the benefits of being active. PlayDay will be from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Kiwanis Park, Mill Avenue and All-America Way.
Participants of PlayDay will have the opportunity to join in on structured and unstructured games and events, including: kayaking, football, softball and tennis drills and skills, inflatable games, dance and movement classes and more! All activities will take place at Kiwanis Lake.
, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting play in children’s lives, chose Tempe as a Playful City USA community
this past spring. In the sixth year of the program, KaBOOM! named 213 cities and towns across the country- 12 of which are in Arizona- as Playful City USA honorees. Tempe was one of 27 communities given this designation for the fourth consecutive year because of the way it uses play and play spaces to positively impact childhood wellness, public safety and quality of life.
For more information on Tempe PlayDay 2013, visit www.tempe.gov/familyactivities
or call Tempe Recreation at 480-350-5200.
KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving play. Through community building, the organization is focused on giving every child in America a great place to play within walking distance. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 1,800 new playgrounds, skate parks, sports fields and ice rinks across North America. KaBOOM! also offers a variety of resources, including an online community, free online trainings, grants, publications and the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play, which includes Playful City USA and Playmakers – a national network of individual advocates for play. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit www.kaboom.org