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Richmond Hill named 'playful' city
Workers set up a carnival in J.F. Gregory Park for the annual Greater Ogeechee Seafood Festival. - photo by File photo

Richmond Hill has been designated as a 2015 Playful City USA honoree by KaBOOM! for its initiatives in creating a community that allows children to get balanced and active play in a safe environment.

 “We are honored to be named a Playful City by KaBOOM! again for 2015. Richmond Hill has worked hard to be a playful city and a great place for everyone to live,” Mayor Harold Fowler said. “We are committed to serving our citizens and offering a better quality of life in Richmond Hill.”

Last fall, Richmond Hill began construction on a system of sidewalks connecting neighborhoods to schools, parks and retail establishments to improve aesthetics and walkability of neighborhoods. The city holds a yearly Play Day during one of the many festivals in J.F. Gregory Park to encourage children and those in the community to get out and stay active.

This is the sixth time that Richmond Hill has been recognized as a Playful City, which has allowed the city to apply for and receive grants that help improve the conditions of area parks to make them safer and more enjoyable for children and families.

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