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News Release

Henderson Named A Playful City USA For the Seventh Time

May 20, 2014



Henderson, Nev. The City of Henderson has been named a Playful City USA community for the seventh time by KaBoom!; a national nonprofit dedicated to saving children’s play. Playful City USA is a national recognition program sponsored by the Humana Foundation honoring cities and towns that champion efforts to make play a priority for all children. Henderson is the only community in Nevada to earn this national designation.

The 2014 Playful City USA honorees include 212 cities and towns from across the country, ranging from major cities such as Atlanta, Georgia; to small towns like Yukon, Oklahoma. Selection criteria for the designation include demonstrating significant collaboration among nonprofit partners, foundations, municipal agencies, the business community and local civic groups. Communities must also have the support of mayoral leadership on the cause of children’s play.

“A key component of the Playful City USA program is demonstrating a balance of active play in our community,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “Children need a balance of active play to stay fit and healthy, and our parks and programs help them do just that, whether it is unstructured play at their neighborhood park or taking part in an organized recreation program. It’s an essential part of our quality of life and a commitment that distinguishes us as premier.”

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 280,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY and, one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), one of the top six safest cities in America (Forbes,, Law Street Media,, and a Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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