The Playful Cork City Project is a partnership between Cork City Council, Cork Healthy Cities, Cork Local Sports Partnership, Young Knocknaheeny, Foroige, Cork City Library Service and Cork Learning Cities that seeks to use Play as an innovative concept for promoting place-making, social inclusion, healthy lifestyles and energy awareness, intergenerational & cultural mediation and economic development. The group seeks to deliver and support policies, events, programmes and projects that use Play as a strategy for engaging city stakeholders in activating urban areas.
As a partnership group actively promoting the increase of opportunities for play within the city for all ages, the Playful Cork City Project welcomed the opportunity to engage with Cork City Council in preparing the next Cork City Development Plan. This submission gives the background to how the group was established and outlines the activities and projects that have been successfully delivered in the city to date. The submission also sets out a five strategic objectives for the next City Development Plan to help grow Cork City as a Playful City.