Playful City USA

The City of Mesquite has been honored with a 2016 Playful City USA designation for the fourth time. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. On July 5, 2016 Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Harrell presented Mayor Stan Pickett with the designation certificate.

With 76 parks and multiple recreation facilities, Mesquite is appealing to residents with an array of affordable activities, programs and special events. 

This designation is beneficial to attracting and retaining residents who value Mesquite’s quality of life attributes found in our various recreation amenities.

Mesquite was recognized for creating innovative ways to engage citizens through various activities. These included its Recreation After School Programs, the Mesquite Heritage Trail and the variety of special events planned throughout the year.

“We are thrilled to recognize the Mesquite community for investing their time and effort to put kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. “Balanced and active play is crucial to the well-being of kids and the communities that they thrive in. By integrating play into Mesquite, the leaders of Playful Cities USA are working to attract and retain families that want homes in close proximity to safe places to play.”

Learn more about the designation of the Playful City USA program here.

Elizabeth Harrell and Mayor Stan Pickett