About The Program

The Green Street Challenge celebrates the importance of outdoor, unstructured play by laying down sod and creating temporary parks on prominent streets in communities across North America!  If you are interested in partnering to host an event in your community, please let us know!

2022 Green Streets

Our next Green Street Challenge in Canada is August 21st from 10am-2pm on at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto as part of the Open Streets Festival.

Visit these wonderful activity stations on the Green Street:
1) Get active outside
11-11:45 The Blend yoga & Pilates
Mile a Day
Play Mobile
2) Grow something you can eat
Planting workshop
3) Learn with your hands in the soil
Vermiculture station
4) Connect with nature
Forestry Activities
Pollinator Plants Station
5) Play unplugged
Play zone including toys of all shapes and sizes including a Rig-a-Ma-Jig!
A big thank you to all the partners that made this event possible:

Fairgreen Sod Farms, Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division,
Landscape Ontario GROW program, Oriole Landscapes, Sweat and Tonic, Open Streets Toronto, Downtown Yonge BIA


Our next Green Street Challenge in the U.S.A. is August 27th from 12pm-10pm on Center Street in Rutland, Vermont. 

Visit these wonderful activity stations on the Green Street:

Rutland Rec. Department

Green Spell Plant Shop 

802 Let’s Go Fishing

Vermont Farmers Food Center

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum

Wild Kind Toys

Come Alive Outside

Partners For Prevention

Classes on the Green include:

 Adult Yoga with Kellie Ettori 1:15 – 2:00 

Kid Yoga with Mindful Monkey’s Jill Vitagliano 3:30 – 4:00

2019 Green Streets

2019 Program Highlights


Events in North America


Participants at Events


Square feet of playspace


Partner Organizations

Read the 2018 Program Report

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