Temporary street closures for play make sense for public health

An evaluation of the national DoH -funded Street Play Project

31 July 2017: Play England

This report is an evaluation of the Street Play Project delivered by London Play, Playing Out and Play England, and includes persuasive arguments for the public health benefits of play streets. Among the findings are that children’s time spent outdoors and active during street closures is more likely to replace sedentary behaviours indoors rather than active behaviours indoors or outdoors after school.

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Built environment
A Freedom of Information request by the Association of Play Industries has revealed that local authorities across England are closing children’s playgrounds.

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