parks and recreation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Laramie named one of America’s “playful cities,” plans more “pocket parks” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-named-one-america-s-playful-cities-plans-more-pocket-parks <p>Laramie has been included on a national list of “playful cities” with policies that promote play among children.</p><p>Children today play less than any previous generation, according to a statement from KaBOOM!, a non-profit that helps communities build playgrounds. The Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics says play is necessary for social, emotional and physical well-being of children.</p><p>Laramie has a housing development ordinance that requires new developments to donate to a local parks fund, or set aside space for parks.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:47:17 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 40679 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie named one of America’s “playful cities,” plans more “pocket parks”