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GAMES Games and play equipment can help activate public spaces, making them a destination and attractive place to linger and socialize. When integrating games and play equipment, be sure to observe what is already going on in the neighborhood - what games are being played in existing public spaces? What age groups might need additional place to play? Before investing in permanent equipment such as stone chess tables, try out a few ideas through programming a temporary / movable options.

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Cornhole: Activated Alley demonstration project in San Jose, CA (Street Plans). Likely partners: BID, Parks Department, Open Streets program leaders.

Large format chess: Melboune, Australia (Eli Duke, Flickr). ɖɖLikely partners: BID or neighborhood group, Parks Department.

Foosball: Los Angeles, CA (LADOT / Jim Simmons). ɖɖLikely partners: BID, Parks Department, Open Streets program leaders.

ɖɖBasketball: Sunset Triangle plaza; Los Angeles, CA (LADOT / Jim Simmons). ɖɖLikely partners: BID, Parks Department, Open Streets program leaders.

Shuffleboard: New York, NY (Downtown Alliance). ɖɖLikely partners: BID, Parks Department, Open Streets program leaders.

Street Checkers: Atlanta, GA (Street Plans). ɖɖLikely partners: Community centers, neighborhood groups, Parks Departmen, Local businesses.

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