The 2017 Playful City USA recognition includes 258 communities from Richmond, Virginia to Richmond, California that make it as easy as possible for kids to play. In total, these communities feature more than 14,000 safe and engaging play spaces that serve more than 4 million kids
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Yukon’s spirited events and festivals, such asFreedom Fest, the Czech Festival, Rock the Route and Christmas in the Park played a vital role in the designation.
The City of Yukon also has numerous neighborhood parks and programs in which all ages and fitness levels can engage in fun and dynamic activities.
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As cities are becoming hotbeds for innovation, communities across the country are creating inventive ways to attract and retain residents. Playful City USA honorees are taking bold action to ensure kids have great places to play – all with the ultimate goal of making play the easy choice for all kids, no matter where they live.
In addition to the playground down the street, Playful City USA communities are turning grocery stores, vacant lots, crosswalks and sidewalks into opportunities for play.
“We are thrilled to recognize Yukon for putting kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal.
The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids, and play is critical for them to thrive.
It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with play.”