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Individual residents and non-profit organizations can apply for a Play Street today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can apply?
Individual residents, groups of residents, and non-profit organizations.
What streets can a Play Street be held on and why?
For now, play streets events can be located in the neighborhoods of Koreatown or Boyle Heights. While we’re testing out the program we need to focus in just a couple of places. This will help us work through the kinks of the program more efficiently during the pilot. Once we’ve done that, our goal is to expand to other neighborhoods across the city.
What can’t you do on a Play Street?
- Keep people out - since our streets are public spaces, participants cannot exclude other members of the public.
- Drinking alcohol is not allowed.
- Vending of any kind is not allowed.
- To maintain a welcoming environment for children, we encourage that Play streets be smoke free zones.
What is a public space?
Public spaces can take on many different forms, such as streets, parks, or plazas. The most important thing about them are that anyone can come in and out, and is free to join.
What is the difference between a Play Street and a park?
A park is just one type of public space that serves the recreation needs of residents of a city, state, or nation. Parks are usually removed from the streets and have clear boundaries. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and offer a range of activities, from running trails and basketball courts to grassy lawns and picnic tables.
A Play Street is a fun mix of both a park and a public space! Play Streets create clear boundaries and provide a range of activities for recreation, like a park, and are free and open to everyone, like a public space. The rest is up to you!