Our Dream Playground
Our new step-by-step project planner offers the money and know-how to make your playground dreams come true.
Tools and Resources
Get funding, learn the nuts and bolts of building a great place to play, and improve your local playground.
Become a Community Partner
Build a great place to play for your community with the help of your neighbors, friends, KaBOOM! and our Funding Partners.
Save Play in Your Community
Get tips, ideas, and inspiration for making your community more playful.
Playful City USA
Our Playful City USA program recognizes cities and towns that embrace play as a priority.
Our collection of books will inspire you to bring more play to your family, neighborhood, and community at large.
What We Do
KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America’s children.
Who We Are
We are peppy, purple-adorned people who passionately promote the power of play!
Partner With Us
Our partners help us to create new playgrounds and to spread the word about the importance of PLAY.
Is there a rundown, rusted, or abandoned playground in your hometown? The national nonprofit KaBOOM! is on a mission to find the country's scariest playgrounds so we can start awarding grants to fix 'em. Submit a picture using our "Scary Playgrounds" mobile app for a chance to win a $2,000 VISA gift card!
The scarier the playground, the better chance you have to win! One second-place winner will get $1,000 VISA gift card, one third-place winner will get a $500 gift card, and seven runners-up will get $100 gift cards.
Our vision is a playground within walking distance of every child. Help us by identifying the playground in your hometown that needs the most TLC.
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Can you find us playgrounds this scary? See slideshow »