Announcing Project Play!


ACTion Alexandria is teaming up with the Childhood Obesity Action Network, Get Healthy Alexandria, and Smart Beginnings Alexandria/Arlington to launch Project Play.

What is Project Play?

Project Play is an effort focused on increasing play opportunities in Alexandria. The ultimate goal of Project Play is to ensure that every child in Alexandria has a quality space to play and you can be a part of it!

What we're doingjoin_project_play
  • Community-wide Playspace Assessment

Design Concepts (who has done a LOT of work for other communities in the DC Metro Area) is conducting a community-wide assessment of public and private playspaces. The results will be released to the community in October.

  • Focus Groups & Community Conversations

In collaboration with Design Concepts, focus groups with parents, childcare providers, service providers, and city officials were held to better understand barriers and opportunities within the city for playgrounds.

  • Photovoice Project

Calling all photographers! This summer, playgroup parents and childcare providers have been taking pictures of playgrounds in their neighborhoods. See what they've already done let us know what you think.  Take pictures of the BEST and the WORST of the playgrounds in your neighborhood, post them on the ACTion Alexandria Facebook page , post them to the Project Play Flickr group, or send them for us to post on the ACTion Alexandria blog at

How You Can Help

  • SIGN UP to be a part of Project Play. We'll send you news about Project Play, including how you can join the Project Play Taskforce.
  • POST photos of your neighborhood playground on the ACTion Alexandria Facebook page. Tell us why your playground should be a model for the city or why it needs to be improved. Don't use Facebook? Post them to the Project Play Flickr group, or send us your photos and comments and we'll post them on our blog. Send photos and email to
  • WATCH Action Alexandria for Project Play updates as results from the assessment, focus groups, photovoice efforts are released. Plus, we are planing some big play inspired projects you won't want to miss!


For more information about Project Play, visit the Project Play website.


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