Play Streets create a temporary space for young people to play, turning the city’s streets into a safe, engaging space to be active. During a Play Street, local streets are officially closed to traffic and open to people at regularly scheduled times.
T.A. offers a wealth of resources to equip organizers with the materials and information to run a successful Play Street. These resources have been developed with direct input from experienced Play Street organizers and partners. They detail the entire process from the permit application all the way to activity planning and logistics.
Summer Play Street Process (PDF)
Summer Play Street Application & Block Petition (PDF)
Guides and Case Studies
- Best Practices for Organizing Community Play Streets
- Play Streets Program Partner Resource Guide
- Harvest Home Play Streets: A Case Study of Play Streets in East Harlem and the South Bronx
- Evaluation of the Harvest Home Play Streets
Funders who support Play StreetsAwesome Foundation, NYC Chapter, Awesome Grant
(All organizations encouraged to apply, no restrictions)
Citizen's Committee for New York City, New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods grants
Due January 27, 2014
Partnerships for Parks, Capacity Fund grants
(Play Street must be adjacent to NYC Parks property)
Due February 1, 2014; June 1, 2014 and October 1, 2014