Thanks to Municipal Parks, Hamilton is a “Playful City
USA” for 8th Consecutive Year
to its municipal parks and commitment to offering opportunities to play,
Hamilton Township has retained its ‘Playful City USA’ status for the 8th
consecutive year. As such, Hamilton is
one of just 257 communities across the nation -- and one of just 5 New Jersey
towns -- to receive the honor.
The Playful City USA
is a national recognition program that honors cities and towns across the
country making their communities more playable. KaBOOM! is a national
non-profit organization that is dedicated
to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids,
particularly those growing up in poverty in America. KaBOOM! established the Playful City USA
program – which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
once again received the Playful City USA honor thanks to efforts that included
constructing new playgrounds or play spaces in CDBG (Community Development
Block Grant) eligible neighborhoods, retrofitting existing play spaces to make
them ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible, constructing new play
structures at neighborhood parks, renovating existing playgrounds and play
spaces with new equipment while removing obsolete equipment and by continuing
ongoing efforts to ensure that all neighborhoods across the community have a
park, playground or recreational facility within walking distance.
municipal parks remain an important part of our high quality of life in
Hamilton and are an important recreational resource that benefits the children
of our township. Receiving this national
recognition for an eighth consecutive year is a great honor for our community,”
Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly Yaede.
Hamilton’s school playgrounds are maintained by the Hamilton Public School
District – a separate government – the Municipal Government has provided
assistance to the School District to help reopen school playgrounds according
to the School District’s schedule.
continue to work with the Public School District to assist their ongoing
efforts to reopen school playgrounds, which provide children across our
community even more opportunities to play,” explained Mayor Yaede.