Colorful Playground Just a Hop, Skip and a Jump Away
Mecklenburg and Lincoln County Parks and Recreation are adding a new touch thanks to grants for PlayPrints installments.
Mecklenburg County and Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Departments are adding a new touch of playfulness to Arbor Glen Outreach Center in Charlotte and West Lincoln Park in Lincolnton thanks to grants for PlayPrints installments. PlayPrints are colorful shapes and games that are painted on existing pavement. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association awarded grants for the bright colors and interactive designs that are meant to encourage visitors to take part in more physical activity.
“Providing fun and creative avenues to engage our communities by adding PlayPrints to our parks and greenways is an exciting way to encourage citizens of all ages to have a little fun while increasing physical activity,” says Michelle Wells, executive director at NCRPA.
Over the next two years, PlayPrints will be popping up at open play spaces as part of BCBSNC’s Get Outside North Carolina! program. “We want to promote healthy habits at an early age and make it fun for North Carolinians to get outside and get active with their families,” says Kathy Higgins, vice president of corporate affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.