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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.

Age Group(s):
Infants, Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):

Health Indicator(s):
Physical Activity

Service Area:

Advocacy, Capacity building or empowerment, Group process , Overweight and obesity, Physical activity, SDPI

URL: look under Playgrounds for Shiprock

Name: Dianne Bonebrake/Playgrounds for Shiprock
Site or Location Name: Shiprock Community
PO Box 160
Shiprock , NM 87420
united States
Phone: 505 368-7403