Play Streets are streets that are temporarily converted into recreational space for all users. Activities can include anything from board games and jump rope, to basketball and face painting. In San Francisco, Sunday Streets is the most well-known example of Play Streets. But Play Streets can be local to your neighborhood as well.
Play Streets must be approved by the Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation (ISCOTT). ISCOTT meets twice a month to review temporary street closure permits for special events.
If you are planning a Play Street in your neighborhood, reach out to your neighbors early on in the process.
Official Codes & Documents
The Temporary Street Closure Permit includes requirements for clean-up and insurance, which are the responsibility of the permit holder.
For a more detailed description of maintenance responsibilities, see Maintenance.