Spaces to play.
Sparks for change.

We amplify the power of communities to build inspiring playspaces that spark unlimited opportunities for every kid, everywhere.

Learn about our work Addressing COVID-19

Why the Fight for Access to Playgrounds is a Racial Justice Issue

Why the Fight for Access to Playgrounds is a Racial Justice Issue

The history of segregation in playgrounds has been central to the broader fight for racial justice in America from the early 20th century up to today.

Playgrounds have always been a racial justice issue, so let's treat them like one.

Playgrounds have always been a racial justice issue, so let's treat them like one.

Meet the 19 New Play Everywhere Playspaces Coming to Southeast Michigan and Western New York

Meet the 19 New Play Everywhere Playspaces Coming to Southeast Michigan and Western New York

Through the Built to Play initiative, supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, KABOOM! is proud to announce 19 new Play Everywhere playspaces coming to Southeast Michigan and Western New York.

This year's winners include everything from mammoths to serpents, rockets and prisms, "opportunity", "tranquility" and more.

See the designs from all 19 winners

Standing with Black Kids and Communities

KABOOM! stands in support of nationwide calls for racial justice. We do not hesitate in saying that Black Lives Matter, and that Black Kids Matter too.

Black Americans are facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and structural racism. The first emerged recently and is still poorly understood. The other was meticulously crafted over 400 years and is so woven into the fabric of our neighborhoods, our institutions, and our society that at times it feels impossible to imagine an America without it. Both are devastating Black communities, and both demand bold action.

We say Black Kids Matter because childhood often looks radically different depending on your race, and that’s a reality that we cannot continue to accept.

Race predicts whether a kid gets access to the things that are needed to live a healthy, joyful life. This means, among other things, good schools, nutritious food, accessible parks and safe, high-quality spaces to play.

This is not new. We have known about racial disparities for generations, but they continue to persist. These disparities represent more than a lost opportunity or an uncomfortable truth. For Black Americans, they are quite literally deadly. This is unacceptable. We say the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, and countless others, and we commit to listen, learn, evolve, and act.

We must do better. Our kids are watching.

KABOOM! works nationally to achieve
playspace equity.

We team up with communities to build incredible playspaces that help give every kid the chance to thrive physically, socially and emotionally.

Our goal is to end playspace inequity. For good.

Turning Everyday Places into Playspaces with Play Everywhere

We created the Play Everywhere concept to inspire kids to play every day and to incorporate it into their normal routines.

Play Everywhere innovations and installations bring play to unexpected, but everyday spaces, making play easy and available for kids and families.

Our partners

We've partnered with more than 275 organizations to build playspaces for kids in communities facing disinvestment. As a result, our partners have engaged employees, empowered communities, built stronger brands and given kids the childhood they deserve.

Meet our partners