Tammy Mutasa, NBC 5 News
The city of Rowlett is pushing for more parks and playgrounds to get kids moving after it was designated a playful city.
The city of Rowlett is pushing for parks and playgrounds to get kids off the couch and get them moving.
Kaboom, a nonprofit group, has designated Rowlett as a "playful city" because the city has made a commitment to build more parks and have more programs that promote fitness and fight obesity in the city.
"This holds us accountable as a city," city spokesman Jermel Stevenson said. "We are committed to working with our school districts, our nonprofits, our faith-based organizations -- they are the ones we go to when it's time to build a new park or start a new program."
Rowlett has 30 parks, but half of them are undeveloped. The city has a park plan which will be viewed for adoption by the city council on October 18th.