Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to announce that the City of Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation has been recognized as a Playful City USA for the 5th consecutive year. Laurel is one of only 217 cities in 43 states to receive the award. Playful City USA, sponsored by the Humana Foundation, is a national recognition program honoring cities and towns investing in children through play. Recognized Cities and Towns make a commitment to play by developing tailored local action plans that increase access to play in their community. As a result, some of the most innovative programs and policies are developed and implemented in Playful City USA communities.
Mayor Moe stated, “KaBoom is a leader in preaching the message that play is an important part of the development of our youth and for the continued health of adults.” Mayor Moe wants to thank the members of the Laurel City Council and the Department of Parks and Recreation staff for their continued support in investing in the Laurel community.