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Mayodan and Madison, NC Recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Communities; 257 communities exhibiting Playability to be recognized as part of 2016 Playful City USA Program
Mayodan, NC-May 18, 2016 – Mayodan and Madison are being honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the second time. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable.
“The town of Mayodan endorses healthy, active play and will strive to ensure that all children get the balance of active play they require to become healthy and successful adults”, Jeffrey Bullins, Mayor of Mayodan,
NC. “Play is a critical component of childhood well-being and achievement, community health and economic vitality”, added David Myers, Mayor of Madison, NC.
Communities across the country are creating innovative ways to bring back play and attract residents through family friendly activities. Interactive sidewalk art, designated play spaces on trails and the transformation of schoolyards into active play areas are just a few examples of how cities are becoming more playful.
“We are thrilled to recognize these communities that have invested their time and efforts to put kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. “Balanced and active play is crucial to the well-being of kids and the communities that they thrive in. By integrating play into cities, the leaders of Playful Cities USA are working to attract and retain the thousands of families that want homes in close proximity to safe places to play.”
To learn more about these cities, see the full list of the 257 communities named 2016 Playful City USA honorees, or to gather more information on the Playful City USA program, visit www.playfulcityusa.org. We also encourage you to take part in the conversation on #playability with these thought leaders on Twitter and Facebook.