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Communities Create Safe and Accessible Play Spaces at PlayROCs Your Neighborhood 2017

July 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Communities Create Safe and Accessible Play Spaces at 
PlayROCs Your Neighborhood 2017: A City Wide Coordinated Play Day

Neighborhood associations, local libraries, churches, block clubs and 
community organizations will reclaim their public areas with multiple pop-
up play spaces across the city.

WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 The best time for visuals is between noon and 2:00 p.m., and the event is 
scheduled rain or shine.

WHERE: 20 Locations across city of Rochester including:
* Beechwood: Grand Ave. Park (Grand Ave. and Stout St.)
* Best Buddies Rochester: Ellwanger and Barry Park (890 Meigs St.).
* This is the first adaptable PlayROCs day. Best Buddies International is 
a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer 
movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated 
employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and 
developmental disabilities.

* Lyell Otis Neighborhood Association & Lyell Branch Library (956 Lyell 
* NEAD Freedom School (Peck Park, 145 4th St.)
* Additional locations are listed online.

WHAT: PlayROCs Your Neighborhood 2017 is a community-driven, coordinated 
day of pop-up play spaces across Rochester with 20 participating 
locations. With each event activated and managed by volunteer members of 
each neighborhood, PlayROCs Your Neighborhood provides convenient and fun 
places to play while raising awareness for the importance of safe and 
accessible play spaces for every child, in every neighborhood.

 Access to safe places to play continues to be a quality of life issue, 
and the PlayROCs Your Neighborhood events reclaim, repurpose and 
revitalize neighborhood space to overcome existing barriers to play. This 
is the second year of the event, and what started as a simple community 
effort has created a movement among residents to advocate for safe and 
accessible play spaces for kids and adults in their neighborhood. The 
event started with 12 locations in 2016 and has grown organically to 20 
participating locations this year.

WHO: Residents of each neighborhood
 Neighborhood leaders and community organizations

Representatives from the Healthi Kids Coalition


July 12, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm