Rowlett Pushes for More Parks

Nonprofit designates Rowlett as "playful city"

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    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.

    Rowlett is a Playful City

    [DFW] Rowlett is a Playful City
    The city of Rowlett is pushing for more parks and playgrounds to get kids moving after it was designated a playful city.

    Kaboom has designated eight other Texas cities as playful cities, including Arlington, Grand Prairie and The Colony.