Thirty-two new play spaces popped up all over the City of Rochester on Saturday. 

It marks the third annual “PlayROCs Your Neighborhood Event,” which is led by volunteers in neighborhoods across the city. 

“PlayROCs is our opportunity to really highlight the importance of play in terms of getting children more active but to also underscore that play supports the social and emotional development of children,” said Common Ground CEO, Wade Norwood.

According to the State of Play report, only 12% of youth in the Greater Rochester area get the recommended hour of physical activity.