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Area Activity Guide: PlayROCs

Healthi Kids Presents

If you have little ones — or are concerned about the well-being of kids and their families throughout the city of Rochester — then Healthi Kids is an organization that you should know about. This community-based coalition of health experts and community leaders advocates for policy and practice changes to achieve benefits for local kids in five key areas:

  • Better School Food
  • At Least 60 Minutes of In-School Activity
  • Safer Play Areas
  • Walkable, Bikeable, Accessible Communities
  • Healthy Foods in Neighborhoods

A FREE City Wide Play Day

As a part of Healthi Kids mission to create safer and more accessible play spaces for kids in every neighborhood, last year they launched an idea called PlayROCs your Neighborhood that’s grown very quickly into a movement. In 2016, fourteen neighborhood associations, block clubs, and community organizations reclaimed their public spaces and demonstrated what a playful neighborhood looked like to them in the “PlayROCs your Neighborhood” city-wide play day. This year, on July 15th, twenty neighborhoods will take part in the 2017 “PlayROCs Your Neighborhood” coordinated play day. Attendees can expect healthy snacks, games, activities, and fun for the whole family. Check the list below to find the play day closest to you, and follow the Facebook event to receive updates!

North West Sites

  • Lyell Branch Library
  • Greater Harvest Church
  • Cameron Community Ministries

North East Sites

  • Avenue D R-Center
  • Peck Park
  • Carter St. R-Center
  • Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
  • Rochester Public Market
  • 79 Evergreen St.

South West Sites

  • Mount Olivet Church
  • Susan B. Anthony Square Park
  • James Dobson Apartments
  • SWAN Campus
  • 373 Genesee St.

South East Sites

  • Monroe Branch Library
  • Douglass Branch Library
  • Ellwanger and Barry Park
  • Leighton Green Space
  • Grand Ave. Park
  • Genesee Gateway Park