Save the Date for
"Paint the Pavement"!
Monday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m.
The new traffic playground next to St. Paul Lutheran school will soon be ready for some paint and we invite everyone to help! Watch for more details coming soon!
What's a traffic playground?
A traffic playground is a mini-street painted play space that provides children and families a fun space to practice safe walking, bicycling and scooting skills away from traffic. No real cars are allowed. A typical playground looks like a small version of a city's streets, with travel lanes, crosswalks, stop signs, and places to visit like parks, businesses, schools and neighborhoods. The photo above shows a traffic playground in Rochester.
The traffic playground will be available for use for classroom education, summer childcare and afterschool clubs such as the middle school’s bicycle club. The playground can also be enjoyed outside of school hours by families.
The New Ulm Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Action Team created the traffic garden with a $14,500 grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s SRTS Boost funding initiative.