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Designated a Playful City USA

The city of Northglenn is celebrating receiving a Playful City USA designation for the sixth year in a row. This designation is awarded to cities across the United States that are committed to providing opportunities for play. Northglenn was the first city in Colorado to receive this national recognition.

Currently there are more than 200 cities nationwide that are committed to providing play spaces in their communities. Playful City USA communities make a commitment to play and physical activity by developing unique local action plans to increase the access to play in their community. In doing so, some of the most innovative concepts and cost effective programs are being developed in Playful City USA communities.

There are 26 parks spread out throughout the city, offering amenities such as lakes and ponds, playing fields and courts, spots for skateboarding and roller hockey and a large dog park.

Northglenn strives to make major improvements to at least one playground or park each year.

In 2012, Danahy Park, located at Roseanna Drive and Livingston, was rehabilitated.

The play structure was replaced, new safety surfacing was installed and the tennis courts were reconstructed and resurfaced.

Funday Fridays for youth

Youth going into fifth through ninth graders this fall can go on a trip every Friday all summer long. Most trips run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• June 7 — Denver Zoo

• June 14 — X-Arena

• June 21 — Brighton Oasis

• June 28 — Butterfly Pavilion

• July 5 — Hike & Swim

Participants leave from and return to the Northglenn Recreation Center. Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.northglenn.org/recxpress for more information or to register.