Play streets work in a manner similar to open streets, but with the primary purpose of creating a safe location for children and their families to play. Play street events may have planned recreational events, or educational programs, including nutrition lessons. Play streets are generally on a smaller scale, cordoning off only a few blocks, as opposed to the extended length of the open street. Open streets are generally organized by municipalities, while play streets are a more localized effort, focused on the betterment of a specific community. Successful play street events have turned into regular events, making them a fixture of the neighborhood.