Children are missing out on the childhood they deserve. Play is disappearing at home, at school and in communities, particularly for the 15 million children living in poverty. Learn why play matters

Playful City USA

Playful City USA – honoring cities that make play the easy choice

Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first. Find out more about the 258 communities from Richmond, Virginia to Richmond, California who are making play the easy choice for kids.

Meet the 2017 Playful City USA communities

Let's Play Everywhere Los Angeles

Play Everywhere grants are coming to Los Angeles!

KaBOOM! is teaming up with Let's Play (a Dr Pepper Snapple Group initiative) and the City of Los Angeles' Mayor's Office to award grants for creative solutions that make play a way of life in unexpected places.

Learn more and apply now!

KaBOOM! is
the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive

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Play Everywhere

KaBOOM! creates and catalyzes great places to play. Cities need to be designed with opportunities to play everywhere.

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Play Advocates

KaBOOM! inspires and empowers influential individuals and leaders to promote and protect play.

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Changing the Conversation

KaBOOM! elevates the play movement through thought leadership and educates the nation about the importance of play.

Find great places to play near you with the Map of Play!

The Map of Play is a community generated guide to playspaces across the country. You can find playspaces near your location or add a new playspace and help other people find great places to play wherever they may be!

Find or add a playspace today!

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group

The CarMax Foundation

Foresters Financial


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Annie E Casey Foundation

Bezos Family Foundation


Health Care Service Corporation

Kaiser Permanente


Yokohama Tire Corporation