PlayStreets is a global movement to bring play back to our local streets.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child lists 42 rights of the human child and one of them is the Right to Play. Make your street a safe Play Street by downloading our free resources for community.
A Play Street is our model for turning your street into a safe-to-play area through temporarily closing streets to traffic for short periods of time.
Whether it runs once, often over school holidays, or every Wednesday after school, a Play Street can work for your neighbourhood.
Play Streets have been successfully run across the globe, from London to Bogota and beyond.
CoDesign Studio set up Play Streets Australia as an initiative to make everyday play and exercise fun and easy, and lead to friendlier neighbourhoods.
Behind the scenes, our pioneering efforts were supported with funding support from VicHealth through its inaugural Physical Activity Innovation Challenge. Collaboratively we ran a pilot series of events, with heartfelt thanks to our hosts, the City of Melbourne.
Your street can be a Play Street, too! Our free step-by-step guide and templates are now available for download.
These resources will make hosting a Play Street event easy and fun so you and your kids can spend less time planning and more time playing.
Part of a council, school, community organisation or property management group? Engage us to deliver a Play Street with your community, contact us on (03) 9417 0020 or [email protected]
[FREE RESOURCE] Ready to start your own Play Street? The CoDesign Studio step-by-step guide to running a Play Street in Australia is your free resource based on real-world experience and pilot programs. Get equipped to connect with neighbours and play in the streets!
[FAQ] What is a Play Street? How do I run a Play Street? Can councils run a Play Street? The Play Streets Australia FAQ section is where we answer your frequently asked questions about our program and how councils can hire us to a Play Street in your area.
[CASE STUDY] Our tried and tested case studies show the fun and vibrant way your street can be transformed into a temporary pop-up space for play. Kensington in the City of Melbourne was the first Play Street trial we ran with community in partnership with council, first back in 2015, and then reiterated throughout 2016.