Omaha is one of 10 cities across the nation to receive grant funding to host Play Streets.
The Play Streets initiative promotes health and wellness by creating open activity space for youth, family, and community members.
The program closes streets in parts of the city where there isn’t a lot of open space for kids to play and be active.
Play Streets gets the entire family involved in activities such as rock climbing, four-square, seed-planting, Zumba, cooking demos, hopscotch, biking, yoga and more.
The next Play Streets event in the metro area will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. downtown along Farnam Street between 13th and 19th Streets.
The event is completely free.
Check out a few of the Play Streets Facebook photos from events earlier this summer:
Shauna Brayman, 22, is a University of Nebraska at Omaha student interning for momaha this summer.
Read her blogs by clicking here.
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