Wilmington Play Streets 2023: Creating Safe and Thriving Communities for All
Wilmington, DE – July 1, 2023 – Wilmington Play Streets, a community-development initiative, is thrilled to announce its upcoming events for the year 2023. Play Streets, brought to you by the Rysheema J. Dixon Foundation and the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation, is a collaborative effort aimed at providing safe, fun, and healthy spaces for children, families, and neighbors to play and connect right outside of their homes. This year’s events are proudly sponsored by ChristianaCare, a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the well-being of our community.
The Rysheema J Dixon Foundation was established by her father in November 2022, after her sudden passing, to honor her legacy and continue her important work on behalf of her beloved Wilmington DE communities. The Playstreets program was her way of lifting up the children in those communities by providing numerous activities and a safe space in which to play, as children should, without fear. In addition to the children, the communities’ as a whole benefit from the foundations’ partnerships with Christiana Care Hospital, Wilmington Parks and Recreation and the numerous vendors on hand at these events, which serves to support a spirit of unity.
-Rysheema J. Dixon Foundation
Through the Play Streets program, streets are closed to traffic, and equipment for various activities and play is provided, offering a secure environment where children can flourish and communities can unite. The primary goal of Play Streets is to promote healthy lifestyles and overall well-being for children and families. By offering a safe space for physical activities and play, the program encourages the development of healthy habits from an early age.
In addition to fostering health and wellness, Play Streets seeks to enhance community cohesion. By bringing neighbors together in a shared space, Play Streets promotes a sense of belonging and connection, ultimately strengthening the fabric of our communities. The program also strives to improve relations with the police, fostering positive interactions and building trust within the community. Ultimately, Play Streets aims to make neighborhoods feel safer for residents, creating an environment where families can feel secure and at ease.
Aligned with the University of Delaware’s vision of “Healthy, Thriving Communities for All,” Play Streets combines research, education, and service capabilities to improve the health and well-being of Delaware communities and beyond. The program places a special focus on neighborhoods currently experiencing social inequities, where parks are less accessible. By providing these communities with safe and easily accessible spaces to play, Play Streets aims to bridge the gap and promote equity.
Parks and Recreation is excited to partner with Rasheema Dixon Foundation and Christina Care for another year of Play Streets. We looks forward to having fun bringing the various communities throughout the City as we have a safe summer.
Ian R. Smith
Wilmington Parks and Recreation
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Play Streets events in 2023:
Join us at these Play Streets events and be a part of creating healthier, happier, and safer communities for all. Together, we can carry our founder, Rysheema Dixon, vision forward. For more information and updates, please visit our website at www.rysheemadixonfoundation.org or contact email@example.com.
About Wilmington Play Streets:
Wilmington Play Streets is a community initiative aimed at providing safe, fun, and healthy spaces for children, families, and neighbors to play and connect. Through street closures and the provision of equipment, Play Streets creates an environment where children can thrive while fostering community cohesion and promoting positive relations with the police. Play Streets aims to make neighborhoods feel safer and more secure for all residents.
About the Rysheema J. Dixon Foundation:
The Rysheema J. Dixon Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and strengthening communities. Through various programs and initiatives, the foundation strives to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those in need.
About the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation:
The City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing quality recreational and leisure opportunities for individuals of all ages. The department maintains and operates numerous parks and facilities, organizing a wide range of programs and events to enhance the overall well-being and vitality of the community.
ChristianaCare is a leading healthcare provider serving Delaware and the surrounding region. Committed to excellence in patient care, ChristianaCare sponsors initiatives and events that promote the health and well-being of the community.
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