Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, Neukölln has been experimenting with temporary play streets: After some back and forth and partly a lack of commitment in the neighborhood two successful play street projects emerged last year.

Now the district office wants to perpetuate the Sunday car closures on Sanderstrasse and Anzengruberstrasse. There, the street will offer space for playing children and neighborhood projects every Sunday afternoon during the summer months.

“I am very pleased that we can permanently set up the play streets together with the volunteers and residents,” said District Mayor Martin Hikel (SPD).

And further: “In the last two Corona years we have been able to gain a lot of experience together with the residents. Both roads were very well received. Therefore, it is a strong sign that Sunday afternoons now belong permanently to the children.”

The play streets are organized by local residents on a voluntary basis and are also intended to be a meeting and exchange place for the neighborhood. This year, Sanderstraße started last Sunday, Anzengruberstraße will follow next Sunday.

From next year, the play streets are to apply annually from May 15 to September 15, and the district office wants to have the appropriate signs put up.