Hopewell named Virginia's "Top Playful Cities"

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Four Virginia cities have been recognized for encouraging children to play.

Norfolk, Alexandria, Danville and Hopewell were named as "Playful City USA" communities.

They are among 213 communities nationwide cited by Kaboom a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing play back into children's lives.

The group recognized Hopewell for working with local organizations to enhance parks and playgrounds.

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