On Friday, August 4, 2017 The City of Chicago announced Mayleen Estrada the 100,000th participant of Playstreets Chicago at Brighton Park Elementary School. Mayleen Estrada is a fourth grader who loves the color red and learning math at school. "My favorite thing about the playground is the monkey bars." says Mayleen.
Mayor Emanuel declared the week starting July 29 PlayStreets Week 2017 bringing together dozens of community groups to host more than a dozen events to encourage children and their families to get out and play. In its sixth year, PlayStreets continues to expand its reach. This year, more than 150 PlayStreets events are already scheduled in 23 neighborhoods across Chicago Auburn Gresham, Austin, Belmont Cragin, Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn, East and West Garfield Park, Englewood, Gage Park, Grand Boulevard, Humboldt Park, Kenwood, Logan Square, Lower West Side, Near North Side, Near West Side, North Lawndale, Rogers Park, Roseland, South Chicago, South Shore, Uptown, Washington Park and Woodlawn.
Gads Hill Center and World Sport Chicago are coordinating this year's events on behalf of Chicago Department of Public Health in partnership with 29 grassroots community partners. The community-driven events empower residents to build new opportunities for fun and fitness in their own neighborhoods.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to make Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care for all Chicagoans. Visit us at www.cityofchicago.org/health to learn more about how CDPH is transforming the health of our city.