Children’s holistic growth is related to the community. If people in the communities accept children’s play, support play and even create play, children can grow more healthily. Hence, we began the trial of community play in 2012. In 2013, we launched a 3-year project titled “The Playbourhood” and implemented in different phases in Tin Shui Wai, Wong Tai Sin, Sau Mau Ping and Tseung Kwan O.
In 2017, we introduced another 3-year project named “Playful Community League” which was implemented in Tai Po, Lai Chi Kok, Central Western District and Kwai Tsing. We aim to motivate the residents, community groups and organizations to join and collaborate their efforts to build up an atmosphere of free play and to establish a regular play space in the community parks so as to create a playful community for children.
We hope that there will be a child-led play space in every community and this concept can blossom in all 18 districts in Hong Kong so that every little neighbour can benefit from play.