Pittsburgh Named a Playful City USA for Seventh Time

National non-profit KaBOOM! is honoring Pittsburgh with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the seventh time. 

“The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative is elated to be once again be named as a 2017 Playful City USA,” said Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director of The Pittsburgh Association for The Education of Young Children (PAEYC) and founder of the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative (PPC). “The PPC and its members strive to educate members of our Pittsburgh community about the importance and benefits of play in the lives of all our neighbors, young and old, so it is truly rewarding for the City to receive this type of recognition on a national level.” 

Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow, and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.

“It is an honor for Pittsburgh to receive national recognition as a Playful City USA for the seventh year. The City of Pittsburgh is committed to ensuring that every child in our community has a healthy, safe, and playful childhood,” said City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.

You can also take part in the conversation with leaders across the country using #PLAYceforkids on Twitter and Facebook.

Read the full release here.