Lethbridge, AB – City Council members were pleased to support the adoption today of the Lethbridge Play Charter, a document that outlines why play is important and identifies how different organizations can work together to create a community that supports and encourages comprehensive play opportunities for all children in Lethbridge.
"My family has enjoyed and cherished our community's amazing parks for generations, and I know this tradition continues with the newest member of our family who recently turned one," says Councillor Jeff Carlson. "The Play Charter is a great opportunity to educate residents about the importance of play and look at new indoor and outdoor play opportunities for everyone in our community."
This community-driven initiative brought together 28 local organizations to create the charter, and the City of Lethbridge looks forward to supporting this work.
The Lethbridge Play Charter aligns with a number of City initiatives, including the outdoor obstacle course at Legacy Park, outdoor fitness equipment found at several local parks, the Recreation and Culture Guide, the Playground Passport and the physical literacy program at the Lethbridge Public Library.
Mayor Chris Spearman will officially sign the Lethbridge Play Charter on Friday, November 16 in conjunction with National Child Day. City Hall will also be lit on that date to celebrate this special occasion.
Kim Schaaf, Communications Consultant
City of Lethbridge