Entries for date "2018"

Queen Anne Playstreet – August 2018

This year, Queen Anne Greenways decided to see if we could pull off TWO Playstreets – and found that we could – although at times we felt as if we were in an upside-down process, along with our young customers.


Our Playstreets focus on using a block of a street that passes through a civic campus  (City Pool, Community Center, Middle School, Sports Fields and Farmers Market) for activities focused …

Playstreet 2018 – July

Our third Queen Anne Greenways Playstreet took place during a Seattle heat wave so everyone looked for shade while enjoying this year’s activities.

We ran an outreach campaign a few weeks ahead.


The Queen Anne Community Center provided some promotion as well. They are our primary collaborator since we have clear, overlapping missions.


We organize the Playstreets to run at the same time on Thursdays as the adjacent Queen Anne …

Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’

By Patricia Leigh Brown – APRIL 29, 2018 – New York Times – for Reference


LOS ANGELES — The temporary transformation of Fickett Street in Boyle Heights began with yellow shades resembling huge kites suspended over the sun-scorched asphalt. Soon, a thoroughfare known for its speeding vehicles and gang activity became something else entirely — a “play street” in which women gathered for Lotería, or Mexican bingo, and kids fashioned …