Supported by the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health, PlayStreets Chicago is a citywide initiative to encourage neighborhood organizations and residents to temporarily close off residential streets and provide Chicago families with pop-up play spaces to come together, be safe and get active. These free PlayStreets events empower communities to come together and address barriers to active, fun and healthy play.
Together 2015 PlayStreets partners organized over 150 events in communities throughout Chicago that lack access to safe play spaces or have a higher incidence of childhood obesity and sedentary behavior.
More information about PlayStreets 2016 will be announced soon. If you are interested in learning more about PlayStreets or supporting future PlayStreets events, contact Jason at 312-861-4843 or [email protected]
Planning for Play
More about PlayStreets
Read the stories and learn more about PlayStreets in our blog detailing the positive health and fitness impacts PlayStreets is having in Chicago’s communities.
Read a press release from the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, kicking off PlayStreets 2015.
Resources for Organizers
Several resources are available to help organizers in planning their events! Visit the resource page for help with:
Permitting and resources available through the City of Chicago,
Activity ideas, event planing and event design, and more!
If you have questions or would like to partner with us in supporting PlayStreets, contact Jason at 312-861-4843 or [email protected]
Presented in Partnership
Active Transportation Alliance
Gads Hill Center
World Sport Chicago
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
South Region Presenters for 2015
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Chicago Youth Programs
IMPACT Family Center
Seventh Presbyterian Church
SGA Youth and Family Services
Southeast Community Dev Corp
Southwest Organizing Project
The Community Builders
Woodlawn Public Safety Alliance
West & North Region Presenters for 2015
Carol Robertson Center
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Gads Hill Center
Garfield Park Community Council
Howard Area Community Center
La Casa Norte
Lawndale AMACHI Mentoring Program
Mary Crane Center
New Life Centers
Northwest Side Housing Center
Onward Neighborhood House
Project Education Plus
West Humbold Pk Community Dev Council
Westside Health Authority
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Chicago Children’s Museum
Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC)
Catholic Charities Summer Food Program
Clif Bar & Co.
Crisp! Mobile Grocery