Play Streets comes to south Omaha Sunday

May 25, 2013

The second of four Play Streets events is set for Sunday afternoon in south Omaha.

Omaha was one of 10 cities to receive a grant for Play Streets. The goal is to provide healthy activities for children and families.

Carlos Morales, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Omaha, says the Play Streets events also are an opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other.

"It provides a space for people to talk, and communicate, and get to know one another. Having these fun, free events kind of allows parents to meet new parents and socialize. And so while the kids are playing, you get to know and learn about your neighbors and what’s going on in the community."

Sunday’s Play Streets event will be held on South 24th Street from L to P Streets. More information on the Play Streets program is available at There will also be events in July and August.