It's about more than play.
It's about community.
Remember playing street cricket all summer long? Being the best in the street at hula hoop or hopscotch?
Our children deserve those memories too. Those memories, those friendships, and that chance to be active.
What's a Play Street?
Play Streets make play spaces by temporarily closing streets to through traffic - just like a street party - so kids and parents can play outside.
They make everyday play and exercise fun and easy, and lead to friendlier neighbourhoods.
Whether it runs once, every school holidays, or every Wednesday after school, a Play Street can work for your neighbourhood.
How's it work?
Your street can be a Play Street too.
We are creating a step-by-step guide and templates to make it easy to get your kids outside and making memories everywhere.
In late 2016, we'll have everything you need to try out Play Streets for yourself.
You and your neighbours are the most important part of any play street!
You can even involve your parents group, local school, playgroup or Scouts and Guides groups for extra hands on deck.
Behind the scenes, Play Streets Australia is an initiative of CoDesign Studio, with funding support from VicHealth through its inaugural Physical Activity Innovation Challenge. Heartfelt thanks also to the City of Melbourne for hosting and supporting the pilot Play Streets.
Play Streets are fun, friendly and safe
The Play Streets community
Play Streets Australia is a community effort, put together by people who care about neighbourhoods, children's health and social inclusion. The first trial Play Street in Kensington, VIC is the result of many helping hands - thank you to everyone for being involved.
CoDesign Studio is a Melbourne-based social enterprise dedicated to community-led neighbourhood reinvention, tactical urbanism and placemaking. CoDesign Studio founded Play Streets in 2014.
VicHealth is dedicated to getting more Victorians engaged in physical activity. Play Streets is a product of the VicHealth Physical Activity Innovation Challenge, which encourages flexible, social and less structured ways to get active.
City of Melbourne
City of Melbourne is proud to host the Play Streets trial in Kensington.