It’s Time to Play

THE BEST THING ABOUT PlayIt can fuel your creativity, emotional wellbeing and ability to problem solve while positively impacting your health.

Benefits of outdoor Play – Adults

Playing with your family, friends, co-workers or pets is a sure (and fun) way to fuel your  imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and emotional well-being. It’s never too late to develop your playful, humorous side. 

In Everyday Life

  • Relieve stress
  • Improve brain function
  • Stimulate the mind & boost creativity
  • Keeps you feeling young & energetic

In relationships

  • Brings joy, vitality, & resilience 
  • Helps develop & improve social skills
  • Can heal emotional wounds

Play is one of the best ways you can help your career.

  • Keeps you functional when under stress
  • Refreshes your mind & body
  • Encourages teamwork
  • Increases energy & prevents burnout
  • Triggers creativity and innovation
  • Helps you see problems in new ways

Benefits of outdoor Play – Children

By encouraging younger children to spend more time outside and away from digital devices, you’re not only aiding your child’s physical well-being, but you’re helping them improve their emotional and intellectual well-being, too.  

Physical Development Benefits

  • Sun exposure to make vitamin D
  • Improved motor skills, muscle strength & overall health
  • Lower body mass index
  • Improved Sensory Experiences

Social Development Benefits

  • Increased openness with parents & caregivers
  • Greater self-awareness
  • Appreciation for the environment
  • Improved peer-to-peer relationships

Emotional Development

  • Use of all five senses
  • Develop a sense of independence

Intellectual Development

  • Aid with brain development
  • Improve communication skills
  • Expanded learning space

Popular (Indoor & Outdoor) Activities in Crawford County, Ohio

  • Sears Woods State Nature Preserve – Bucyrus
  • Downtown Bicentennial Walking TourBucyrus
  • Lowe-Volk Park – Crestline (handicapped accessible)
  • Aumiller Park (Pool, Pickle Ball, and more) – Bucyrus
  • Reservoir Ridge Galion Disc Golf Course – Galion
  • Splash Park and New Bike Path – Galion Parks
  • Bucyrus Historical Society (Scroggs House) – Bucyrus
  • Bucyrus Little Theatre – Bucyrus 
  • Suburban Lanes & Entertainment Center – Bucyrus 
  • Galion Community Theatre – Galion
  • Brownella Cottage and History Museum – Galion
  • Planet 14 (Full Arcade) – Galion