May 15, 2014 Gillum House Bed & Breakfast: Shinnston was the first city in West Virginia to be designated as a Playful City.
There are requirements to get this designation. It is important because if a cityrepeatedly qualifies as a Playful City it qualifies for certain grants. Due to this, Shinnston received grants to help purchase the playground by the large pavilion at Ferguson Park and the Innovation Playground.
One of the things Shinnston does as a Playful City is Play Day at the Park for the students at Big Elm at the end of the school year to encourage playing.
Today, May 15, 2014, Shinnston was notified of designation as Playful City for the 4th consecutive year!