Santee's focus on parks and recreation has been duly recognized by the non-profit KaBOOM!, which recently designated our community as a 2012 Playful City USA.
The award spotlights cities and towns that make play a priority to keep kids active and healthy.
Santee's many parks, playgrounds, joint use agreements, such as and devotion to recreation around town earned the recognition.
With the title of "Playful City," Santee can also apply for select grants that would further enhance the park and recreation system in the city.
Santee is one 213 cities to be recognized this year, and joins La Mesa, Encinitas, and Chula Vista as local communities with the designation.
Visit www.playfulcityusa.org for a full list of Playful Cities.