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.
Build it with KaBOOM!
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.
KaBOOM! Play Day is a celebration to advocate that play belongs for all kids, in all communities. A Play Day in your town will help build awareness for the importance of play, strengthen your community, and bring old-fashioned fun to your neighborhood!
Here is a sample of some of the downloadable activity cards you can use to plan and organize activities on your Play Day. Games aren't fun if no one knows the rules!
There are over 50 cards to choose from-- or you can download them all! Our cards include everything from playground games new and old, volunteer projects to help spruce up a park or playground, and advocacy actions you can use to raise awareness about the need for great places to play.
Highlights from Play Day
Hundreds of communities across the country have hosted Play Days through the years. Kids, parents, teachers, and community leaders rolled up their sleeves and played! They gathered for a day of fun games, playspace enhancement projects, advocacy activities.
Read our report to see how communities brought the young (and young at heart) together to have a lot of fun!