​Play Streets 2013

York City got the opportunity to play this summer with four Play Streets events! From May to August, one free event was held every month at a different park throughout the city. The events were held at Lincoln Charter School on May 18, Kiwanis Lake on June 19, Albemarle Park on July 20, and at Vonnie Grimes Gym on August 14.
Play Streets offered a variety of physical and creativity activities, entertainment, and educational opportunities during each event.  Examples of activities included:
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  • -inflatables such as bounce houses and obstacle courses
  • -Imagination playground
  • -NEOS electronic life-sized game
  • -group games such as 3 on 3 basketball, kickball, capture the flag
  • -individual games such as hula hoop and jump rope contests
  • -arts and crafts
  • -face painting
  • -safety education focusing on fire, bike and commuter tips

  • -health education including health screening opportunties
  • -entertainment such as local live music and dance performances
We could not have pulled this off without the help of community and faith-based organizations, healthcare institutions, private businesses, schools and city government that worked together to provide the events:
  • -York City Public Works
  • -York City Bureau of Health
  • -YMCA of York and York County
  • -WellSpan Health Community Health Improvement
  • -York Water Company
  • -SafeKids York County
Play Streets was sponsored by a grant from the Partnership for a Healthier America.  Blue Cross and Blue Shield generously funded the York Play Streets events along with events in 9 other US cities.

For more information regarding these events, please contact Cori Strathmeyer: cstrathmeyer@yorkcoymca.org 717-843-7884 x269

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