City of Play http://wesa.fm en Grownups Get to Play Saturday in Downtown Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/grownups-get-play-saturday-downtown-pittsburgh <p>A few hundred Pittsburghers are expected to gather downtown this weekend to make some new friends, get a little sweaty and play some of the best new games invented this year.&nbsp;</p><p>It's all part of the Best Games Festival put on by City of Play.</p><p>“You don’t have to be a hyper-athlete to show up to what we do,” said City of Play Director Adam Nelson.&nbsp; “That’s one of the foundations of the organization and the festival.”</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 15694 at http://wesa.fm Recreational Opportunities Abound in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/recreational-opportunities-abound-pittsburgh <p class="p1">San Francisco-based researchers, <a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/">NerdWallet</a> recently released a study that puts Pittsburgh in the top ten of best cities for recreational activity in the nation.</p><p class="p1">According to NerdWallet senior analyst Divya Raghavan, Pittsburgh’s high standing is due to a number of recreational opportunities.</p><p class="p1">Raghavan specifically notes Pittsburgh’s Parks and Recreation Department, which she says “values providing options for its residents.” Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:46:33 +0000 Reid Carter 15365 at http://wesa.fm Recreational Opportunities Abound in Pittsburgh City Spree: Adults Running Amuck in the Steel City http://wesa.fm/post/city-spree-adults-running-amuck-steel-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>The <a href="http://www.cityofplay.org/cityspree/"><strong>City Spree</strong></a> is a citywide race with no course and no boundaries. Find your own path, explore, and <a href="http://www.cityofplay.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/City-Spree-Example-Map2.png"><strong>check in</strong></a>, the further you are from the starting point the better. The unique event encourages Pittsburghers to race beyond their comfort zone and explore new neighborhoods. Remember the carefree days of youth and playing outdoors with kids in your neighborhood? Now you have an excuse to run amuck again. Thu, 16 May 2013 00:27:42 +0000 Heather McClain 9645 at http://wesa.fm City Spree: Adults Running Amuck in the Steel City