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.
We gathered input from clients, partners, and community members, and staff on our proposed design concept during January and February 2019. Based on feedback gathered, we worked with our playground consultant to revise the plans for the play feature portion of the project. Installation is scheduled to be complete by the end of May.
We are still revising the design for the sidewalk art based on the feedback we received. Once we have finalized the sidewalk art design, we will set dates for the community to join us in painting the space.
The project is expected to be complete by August 2019.
Email Tedi Milgrom to receive the latest information on the project and ways to get involved.
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.