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Playstreets in action.

Providing a Safe, Fun Place for Philadelphia's Children to Play Each Summer

More than 50 years ago, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation started Playstreets. This program closes designated streets to traffic so that kids have a safe place to play when school is out. A key feature of the program are the nutritious meals and snacks provided to children. This is important during the summer months when school meals are not available.

Playstreets take place in every neighborhood of the city. 300 to 350 city streets take part during the summer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At each Playstreet:

  • Playstreet supervisors open and close the streets to traffic each day.
  • Parks & Rec's Summer Food Service Program provides daily lunches or snacks.
  • Participants can use free play equipment and supplies.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the program's home page.

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