Children playing in the park
Children playing in a park in Seattle. Photo credit: Seattle Parks and Recreation. 

 

About State of Play: Seattle-King County and the King County Play Equity Coalition

State of Play: Seattle-King County is a comprehensive, descriptive landscape analysis of regional trends, patterns, barriers and opportunities related to youth participation in sport, physical activity, and outdoor recreation. 

Guided by a national framework created by the Aspen Institute, State of Play: Seattle-King County informs regional leaders, programs, and policies with the goal of improving equitable access to safe, fun physical activity that bolsters individual and community health and advancement.
State of Play: Seattle-King County was funded by the University of Washington, King County Parks, the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Seattle Mariners, Kaiser Permanente, the Bezos Family Foundation, and evo, with in-kind contributions from Amazon.

As a result of this report, the King County Play Equity Coalition was formed to spearhead actionable, game-changing solutions in the Seattle-King County area. The King County Play Equity Coalition aims to increase the rates of King County youth meeting the CDC's Physical Activity Guidelines through policies, programs, research, and information-sharing so that all youth have access to the mental, emotional, and physical benefits of movement.