Let's Play Everywhere
Los Angeles

Play Everywhere is Coming to LA!Awarding $200,000 for kid-friendly innovations!

Let's Play Everywhere Los Angeles will award grants to creative solutions that make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places-- on sidewalks, in vacant lots, at bus stops, in open streets, and beyond-- in the places where families struggle to make ends meet.

The well-being of communities starts with the well-being of kids, and play is critical to their healthy development. Let's Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple, KaBOOM!, and the City of Los Angeles' Mayor's Office are partnering to provide kids and families with the tools, places, and inspiration to make active play a daily priority.

What is Play Everywhere?

Play does not always have to happen on a playground. While playgrounds provide joyful oases for play, sometimes play must be available in other places. In an effort to include play opportunities where kids already spend time, "play everywhere" encourages people to think about spaces that could become PLAYces: whether it's a laundromat, grocery store, sidewalk, bus stop, or somewhere else, these often-boring situations can turn into stimulating, creative outlets for play.

Play Everywhere in California

Communities across California have already begun planning and implementing play everywhere concepts. Here are a few examples.

How to Apply

The online application opens on June 1, 2017 and will be available at https://apply.kaboom.org

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Be a registered 501(c)(3) public charity or a federal, state, or local governmental body
  • An agency that is fiscally sponsoring a 501(c)3 public charity or Public Agency, knowing that the grant would be awarded to the sponsored entity
  • Be able to implement the project by May 31, 2018
  • Your project has a budget averaging $20,000

For a full list of eligibility requirements, visit our official rules.