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Healthy Kids Community Play Boxes

Fifteen Community Play Boxes were painted in parks across Thunder Bay during the summer of 2016.  Local arts organizations, recreation programs, artists, and community children and youth teamed up to paint the boxes as part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

Community Play Boxes, filled with toys and sports equipment were installed to encourage children of all ages to get back to basics and engage in unstructured play in their neighbourhood park or recreation facility. The Community Play Boxes became works of public art through collaboration with between local artists and neighbourhood children and youth. The community arts project was administered through the City's Recreation and Culture Division, in partnership with Playgrounds, Youth MoveCanada Games ComplexCommunity Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP), and Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

For more information about the Community Playboxes, please visit the Healthy Kids Community Challenge website.

Dease Park Playbox  Dease Park  Elliott Doxtater-Wynn, CAHEP and Evergreen United Neighbourhood children and youth  
Wilson   Wilson Park  Zoe Gordon, Shayne Ehman, CAHEP and community children and youth
 High Street Box  545 High Street  CAHEP with community children and youth
 Northwood Box  Northwood Recreation Centre  CAHEP with community children and youth
 Franklin Park  Franklin Park  CAHEP with community children and youth
 Picton Park Box  Picton Park  Judy Mayor and CAHEP with Grade 7/8 class of Algonquin Park School
 Academy Parkway Box Academy Parkway  Judy Mayor with Canada Games Complex Adventurer Camp participants
 Waddington Park  Waddington Park  Judy Mayor with Youth Move and community youth
 Oliver Road Box  Oliver Road Community Centre  Thunder Bay Art Gallery with Playgrounds and community children
 Volunteer Pool Box  Volunteer Pool  John Mackett with Playgrounds and community children
 County Park  County Park  John Mackett with Playgrounds and community children
North End Box   North End Recreation Centre  John Mackett with Playgrounds and community children
 West Thunder Box  West Thunder Community Centre  John Mackett with Playgrounds and community children
Heath Park Box   Heath Park Blake Evans with Youth Move and community youth
 Westfort Playfield  Westfort Playfield  Blake Evans with Youth Move and community youth