Welcome to Coral Gables, a Playful City USA community. For the seventh consecutive year, Coral Gables has been honored by KaBOOM! for taking bold steps to ensure its children have easy access to balanced and active play in the community. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! is honoring cities, towns and counties across the country for making their communities more playable.
The program honors cities, towns and communities across America that are taking bold steps to ensure that all children have easy access to balanced and active play in their communities. Hopscotch sidewalks, structured recess programs, mandated neighborhood play spaces, city-wide play days and mobile recreation vehicles are all ways in which these communities are appealing to residents, and attracting and retaining residents.
As a Playful City USA, Coral Gables continues to demonstrate its commitment to offer quantity, quality and access to play time. Each year, thousands of children attend the city’s Parks and Recreation facilities, services and programs offered at the War Memorial Youth Center, Biltmore and Granada golf courses, William H. Kerdyk Biltmore and Salvadore tennis centers, Venetian Pool, and the other 31 neighborhood parks and open spaces.
Coral Gables families can enjoy yearround the city’s ballfields, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic tables, playgrounds, walking paths, exercise trails, petfriendly parks, pavilions and park benches, activities that produce endless benefits and enhance the quality of life.
To learn more about these cities, see the full list of the 241 communities named 2015 Playful City USA honorees, or to gather more information on the Playful City USA program, visit www.playfulcityusa.org.