About the Project
The Washtenaw County Health Department is thrilled to be a winner of the KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge, supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The Play Everywhere Challenge calls for innovative design ideas that will create opportunities for play in unexpected places.
In an effort to make our Human Services Building more welcoming, and to help families claim and play in the space, the project - named Play Here: Play Together - will bring a bright, interactive play space promoting physical activity and health.
The Play Here: Play Together design includes two concepts: play features and interactive sidewalks painted with bright vibrant colors and incorporating games and health themes. The goal is to transform the way we all think about and interact with our public space and services.
The project is expected to be complete by August 2019.
We're soliciting artist proposals for the Play Here: Play Together project. We're looking for an artist to transform exterior sidewalks into bright, interactive visuals that promote physical activity and health. Find the necessary documents below.
- Artist Request for Proposals (PDF)
- Artist Application (Word Document) - Deadline extended to Friday, Nov. 30.
- Site Photos (PDF)
Check back soon for feedback opportunities. We look forward to gathering ideas from community members!
The Play Everywhere Challenge is offered by KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, and supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.
The Health Department is working with many partners on this project, including the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, Office of Community and Economic Development and Community Mental Health, the City of Ypsilanti, and County administration and facilities.