Play & Recreation
EQUITABLE ACCESS PLAY & RECREATION
Children living in low-income families, and in disadvantaged communities are often marked by a lack of resources and opportunities. These neighborhoods are less likely to have safe and modern outdoor spaces for children to play. Adequate places to engage in physical activity are limited. Studies have highlighted that unequal distribution of and access to green spaces, parks, and recreation impede children’s development. Access to outdoor as well as indoor organized play is essential as it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.
Through play, children cultivate fundamental skills for communicating, learning, exploring, problem-solving, and building an understanding of the world and their role within it. PFF believes that every child deserves the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential, and views play and recreation as essential components. In partnership with like-minded organizations, PFF seeks to advance the physical, social, and emotional well-being of under-served children in under-resourced communities by increasing access to safe and equitable play spaces and culturally relevant programs.
Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child.
In partnership with like-minded organizations, PFF seeks to advance the physical, social and emotional well-being of under-served children in under-resourced communities by increasing access to safe and equitable play spaces and culturally relevant programs.
501(c)3 nonprofit organizations providing community services to provide play and recreation opportunities.
PLAY & RECREATION SPOTLIGHT
Smith Memorial Playground
Partners since 2018
The mission of Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is to provide and promote opportunities for unstructured free play for children.