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

Become a Playful City USA

Become a Playful City USA

From playgrounds to public art to playful programs— if your community ensures all kids get balanced and active play, then it could become a Playful City USA.

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Playful City USA Stories

What makes a Playful City USA?

A Playful City USA community engages citizens to understand why play is important— and they have a ton of fun doing it too!

See photos and videos from our 2016 communities

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 kids. 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

Target

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

The CarMax Foundation

Foresters Financial

Disney

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Annie E Casey Foundation

Bezos Family Foundation

Delta

Health Care Service Corporation

Kaiser Permanente

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