Play matters for all kids

Kids are missing out on the childhood they deserve. Play is disappearing at home, at school and in communities, particularly for the 14 million children living in poverty.

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Working with cities to address challenges using our signature community build model

On a crisp, autumn day in Detroit, Michigan, volunteers constructed a new, 10,000 sq. foot playspace at Stein Park in the Cody Rouge neighborhood.

Watch how we brought together cross-sector organizations to build a state-of-the-art playspace for kids of all ages

2019 Play Everywhere Challenge is now open

2019 Play Everywhere Challenge is now open

KaBOOM! and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation are teaming up again in 2019 to launch the second Play Everywhere Challenge, awarding $1 million to create lasting, scalable design installations that provide more opportunities to play for the kids who need it most.

Apply for the Play Everywhere Challenge

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that ALL kids get a childhood filled with the balanced & active play they need to thrive

Play Everywhere

Play Everywhere

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

Donate to KaBOOM!

Donate

Help KaBOOM! change the course of kids’ lives by ensuring communities can provide great, safe places to play.

Grants

Grants

Opportunities to help communities take bold steps toward beginning or completing playspace projects.

Map of Play

Find great playgrounds near you!

The Map of Play is a community generated guide to playspaces across the United States. Find a playspace near your location or add, rate and review your family's favorite places to play today!

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Our partners

More than 275 organizations 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 kids the childhood they deserve.

Meet our partners