City of Play

Essential Pittsburgh
4:26 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

2nd Annual City Spree is Adding More Fun and Places to Play in Pittsburgh

Runners participating in last year's City Spree had a great time exploring the city while getting points at each checkpoint.
Credit The City Spree 2014 - 5K No Course / Facebook

The second annual City Spree takes place this Sunday. Markers are set all over the city so that participants may run in whatever direction they choose for as long as they want. The race is sponsored by Growth, Technology, Energy and Community Health (GTECH).

Adam Nelson, Director City of Play and Sarah Innamorato, communications specialist for GTECH were the event organizers this year.

Nelson described City Spree as a race that starts with all of the participants in the middle of the race course.

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Community
3:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Grownups Get to Play Saturday in Downtown Pittsburgh

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. 

It's all part of the Best Games Festival put on by City of Play.

“You don’t have to be a hyper-athlete to show up to what we do,” said City of Play Director Adam Nelson.  “That’s one of the foundations of the organization and the festival.”

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Essential Pittsburgh
3:46 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Recreational Opportunities Abound in Pittsburgh

One of the creative games developed by City of Play.
Credit Lindsay Dill / City of Play


San Francisco-based researchers, NerdWallet recently released a study that puts Pittsburgh in the top ten of best cities for recreational activity in the nation.

According to NerdWallet senior analyst Divya Raghavan, Pittsburgh’s high standing is due to a number of recreational opportunities.

Raghavan specifically notes Pittsburgh’s Parks and Recreation Department, which she says “values providing options for its residents.”

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Essential Pittsburgh
8:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

City Spree: Adults Running Amuck in the Steel City

The more you explore the more points you gain. City Spree encourages adults to get out and play
Credit Amanda Westmont / Flickr

   

The City Spree is a citywide race with no course and no boundaries. Find your own path, explore, and check in, 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.

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