Ti Nideene- Playgrounds for Shiprock
Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.
Advocating for playgrounds in the Shiprock community. Three areas are being worked on: Joint use agreements with schools and day care improving what already exists in the community and building new equipment. Steps: 1. assess current facilities in the community- who "controls" them and whether they are accessible 2. build community buy-in and consciousness of the importance of play and willingness to tackle the issues surrounding playgrounds [liability, maintenance, safety] 3. form groups of people to do planning , fund-raising, etc. 4. put people to work on the playgrounds [access, updating, building] 5. encourage community members in continued maintenance of the equipment. So far, the assessment has been made and community discussions have been started.
Infants, Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly
Advocacy, Capacity building or empowerment, Group process , Overweight and obesity, Physical activity, SDPI
URL: kaboom.org- look under Playgrounds for Shiprock
Name: Dianne Bonebrake/Playgrounds for Shiprock
Site or Location Name: Shiprock Community
PO Box 160
Shiprock , NM 87420
Phone: 505 368-7403