Children are missing out on the childhood they deserve. Play is disappearing at home, at school and in communities, particularly for the 16 million children living in poverty. Learn why play matters

Enter the Play Everywhere Challenge

Awarding $1 million to cities for kid-friendly innovations

The Play Everywhere Challenge is a $1 million, national competition that will award innovative, replicable ideas that make play easy, available and fun for kids and families. We're looking for creative solutions to make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places – sidewalks, vacant lots, bus stops, open streets and beyond.

Enter the Play Everywhere Challenge today!

2016 Playful City USA

Announcing the 2016 Playful City USA communities

This year, 257 communities are getting recognition for making easy access to play a priority in their neighborhoods. Help us congratulate the 2016 Playful City USA cities!

See if your community is on the list

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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Our Partners

More than 275 companies have partnered with KaBOOM! to bring play to underserved children. As a result, our partners have engaged employees, empowered communities, built stronger brands and given children the childhood they deserve.

We can't do it alone; become a partner today

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Foresters Financial

The CarMax Foundation




Morgan Stanley

Yokohama Tire Corporation Names National Non-Profit KaBOOM! as LPGA Charity Recipient