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Design a City to Embrace Children, Please

This Capitol Hill (DC) treehouse has sparked debate among neighbors, with some saying it shouldn't have been constructed 20 inches over their property line into the alley. (Larry Janezich/Capitol Hill Corner)

Have you ever noticed how many people who don't have a dog can't tolerate dogs,…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 21, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Yes. Play in a City Is Good for the Entire City

Everyone is talking about attracting "Millennials" to Atlanta to help build a vibrant, creativity-based economy, but what about keeping (aka sustaining) that population as they grow and have families? They don't stop being creative and good for the city when they have children, they become MORE interested than ever in having a great place to live. It's just…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 11, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Playing Around the World

ArtWorks for Youth is a wonderful program in South Africa that provides visual arts tutoring and mentoring to under-served students.

Car made by a child by Abongile Hole

Recently the children were sent out with cameras and a list of subjects to photograph using all the lessons they had…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 12, 2010 at 10:29pm — No Comments

ATOP Founder to Speak on Play in the Community

A two-day symposium entitled Play for Life: Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play is being held in Minneapolis on October 23-24 as a lead up to the national parks and recreation conference. ATOP founder Cynthia Gentry will speak on the Importance of Play in the Community. The symposium is sponsored by Landscape Structures.

Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 12, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Is Art Play?

Is art play? It certainly can be! Look at the wonderful self-potraits that some children in South Africa did in the style of Chuck Close. They are with the non-profit Artworks for Youth. I think these are wonderful.…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 31, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments



Watch this video to see why play matters!! 

Aqui esta en Español: 

FANTASTIC blog about playgrounds: Playscapes



Pretty much everything you ever needed to know about play.

And, of course, KaBOOM!

Playgroundology, an emerging social science. 


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Ethan E., our first donor


Ethan's grandmother gave him a gift of $25. He gave $20 to ATOP so more Atlanta kids will have great places to play. He kept $5 to get something cool for himself. We think Ethan is pretty cool!

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