Community Play-Creation Share this post Outdoor play is good for children and teens, but it’s even better when they and other members of their community participate in creating the spaces where healthy play happens. At GTECH, that reinvention means building with reused materials, from rocks and sticks that once littered an empty lot to sourcing materials at a reuse store. At ALEC, yellow plastic piping became the slide. At other sites, utility line spools have become tables. Additionally, the process of designing and contributing to these spaces also teaches kids life skills, and about construction, landscaping and natural systems.