Play Streets 2014
Friday, June 13, 6-8 pm

The Salem Square Neighborhood of the City of York will host another Play Streets event this summer at Lincoln Charter School. The event will take place on Friday, June 13 from 6-8 p.m. Organizations from around the City of York will be present at the event with various games and activities. Other entertainment provided includes inflatables, Bring on Play's Imagination Playground, NEOs, healthy snacks, and MORE!

In 2013, from April to August, one free event was held every month at a different location within the city. The events were held at the York YMCA on April 27, Lincoln Charter School on May 18, Kiwanis Lake on June 19, Albemarle Park on July 20, and at Vonnie Grimes Campus Park 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 opportunities
  • -entertainment such as local live music and dance performances

We could not have hosted these successful events 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: 717-843-7884 x269
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