Alexandra’s Playground was founded to commemorate the very special life of Alexandra, whose beautiful life ended tragically in an accident while in a sailing school in 2008. Recognizing the void left by all the ways in which Alex would have impacted the World, Andrea and Michael Vitale founded Alexandra’s Playground. Embracing Alex’s spirit of play, they chose to focus their efforts to support opportunities for safe, active play throughout childhood. Unfortunately, opportunites for active play are increasingly threatened in our society and this loss of play hasnegative social, emotional and physical effects on a child’s development. We seek to change this by building playgrounds in areas of need, supporting programs that encourage safe active play, and raising awareness about these issues.