Pop-up playgrounds in the streets of the US and UK

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Hey presto….here’s an idea they came up with in New York City. They closed streets in the Bronx and Harlem and called them ‘play streets’ offering free games, athletic activities and coaching.

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/opinion/sunday/presto-instant-playground.html?_r=2

A similar idea exists in Bristol in the UK called ‘Playing Out’, where neighbourhoods are encouraged to close off streets and hold a playing out session – like a street party, but just for play.

www.playingout.net