When every kid has amazing places to play, communities thrive and create generations of healthy and happy kids.

Our Mission

End Playspace Inequity For Good.

Far too many children – especially children of color – do not get the chance to play on a playground, something that should be part of every child’s life. This is playspace inequity.

KABOOM! unites with communities and diverse partners to build playspaces in places where we know from data that access has been historically denied. Together, we work to ensure every playspace reflects the unique needs, desires, cultures, and strengths of the community. Our work will continue until every child has high-quality places to play, grow, and thrive.

built or transformed

17,000+ playspaces

engaged more than

1.5 million community members

brought joy through play to

12 million kids

How We End Playspace Inequity

  • Community Playspaces

    We unite with partners to build kid-designed, community-led playspaces that spark joy and a sense of belonging for kids, advancing our mission to end playspace inequity.

  • Policy and Advocacy

    Our policy work at the federal, state, and local levels mobilizes support for critical bills and policies that advance playspace equity.

  • Research and Evaluation

    Our data-informed approach helps guide our decision-making and understanding about playspace access, quality, and impact.

How You Can
Get Involved

The 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity

The 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity our five-year plan to accelerate our efforts towards achieving our mission of ending playspace inequity for good across the United States. We are seeking municipal partners (school districts, parks and recreation departments, housing systems, etc.) enthusiastic about creating equitable access to playspaces to join the Initiative. Learn more and complete the interest survey.

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