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Nassau Bay Receives National Recognition as 2017 Playful City USA Community

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The City of Nassau Bay is being honored with a Playful City USA designation for the third year in a row. The Playful City USA program, facilitated by national nonprofit KaBOOM!, honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.

“Maintaining and improving our green spaces and creating new play spaces is a priority for our City and we are proud to be recognized for these efforts. Public play spaces help create an engaged and connected community by encouraging people of all ages to be active, enjoy the outdoors, and socialize with their neighbors,” said Nassau Bay City Manager Jason Reynolds.

Nassau Bay is a waterfront community and all residents live within walking distance of a city park or green space with a variety of amenities. Along with the standard parks and amenities, Nassau Bay has a nature trail on the Peninsula Wildlife Reserve, a dog park, a boardwalk along Clear Creek, an art walk on the Town Square featuring interactive art sculptures, green space, and water feature - splash pad, and several garden areas with flowers, benches, and gazebos throughout the city.

The 2017 Playful City USA recognition includes 17 communities in Texas and a total of 258 communities across the United States that make it as easy as possible for kids to play. In total, these communities feature more than 14,000 safe and engaging playspaces that serve more than 4 million kids. “We are thrilled to recognize Nassau Bay for putting kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. “The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids, and play is critical for them to thrive. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with play.”

To see the full list of Playful City USA communities and to learn more about making play the easy choice for kids, visit To learn more about Nassau Bay, visit

Last modified on Friday, 02 June 2017 13:46