Play Streets Reports and Resources

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


Funders who support Play Streets

Awesome Foundation, NYC Chapter, Awesome Grant
(All organizations encouraged to apply, no restrictions)
No Deadline

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

2013 Play Streets

Look up 2013 Play Streets.