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Play Streets

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What is a Play Street?

The Play Streets program allows block party hosts to turn their street into a playground by borrowing a free kit of pop-up play items for their block party. This kit can include equipment for climbing and bouncing, cornhole, giant Jenga, a parachute, jump ropes, basketball hoops, street hockey, tether tennis, stilts, etc. On the day of your block party, the City’s Play Streets team transports the equipment and sets it up.

How to Host a Play Street

If you plan to request a Play Streets kit from the City, check if supplies are available on your preferred date before applying for this permit. To do so, you must fill out this form indicating your preferred dates.

The Play Streets team will follow up with you to confirm an available date. They will then reserve that date for up to three weeks to give you time to collect signatures of support from a member of at least 25% of the households or organizations on your block. These signatures will be needed to apply for your Block Party Permit.

Learn more about getting a Block Party Permit.

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