Holly, Michigan selected by the KaBOOM! organization
as a Playful City USA for 2011 !
A most prestigious designation granted to only 150 communities nationwide
and Holly is the first of two communities in Michigan to be a Playful City USA .
KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to children's outdoor play
and designated the Holly community as one of the best for offering
children access to vital play space.
I have no doubt that paddlesports via canoe and kayak on the Shiawassee River
contributed a great deal to getting Holly, Michigan selected in 2011.
The ability for families to share outdoor time together on the water paddlingthe Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail is a precious resource.
The Holly Outdoor Recreation Coalition
submitted an application to KaBOOM!, where it had to lay out
an action plan to improve the area’s parks.
The coalition is a non-profit organization that promotes
outdoor recreation, health, conservation of natural resources
and small-town community building in Northwest Oakland County.