Celebrating a milestone
The start of the very first KaBOOM! playground build was on October 18, 1995 in our founding city, Washington, DC. And exactly 22 years later, KaBOOM! will build its 3,000th playground. It will be a very special, innovative playspace— in what was formerly a play desert— right back here in our nation's capital.
Join us at PLAYce for Kids Day
We are throwing a grand opening celebration: PLAYce for Kids Day! The first KaBOOM! playground was completed on October 21, 1995, and PLAYce for Kids Day is happening on that exact day this year, right at the site of our 3,000th playground. This extraordinary milestone offers a perfect platform to spotlight the invaluable role of play in the lives of kids. This special PLAYce will celebrate our partners' legacy of impact and our shared vision for playable communities of the future.
This event is free for all ages so bring your family and friends— and, of course, the kids! There will be food, fun, and activities.
Saturday, October 21
11 AM - 3 PM EDT
THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, Washington D.C. 20020
11:00 Opening Ceremony & Ribbon-cutting
11:30 Zumba, live music, face painting & craft stations
12:15 Instrument petting zoo, basketball clinic & line dancing
1:00 Playability Walk around the community
RSVP today and share event details with your friends!
If you can't make it to Washington D.C., you can still get involved! Join us by donating to support our playground build or host your own PLAYce for Kids Day event in your community!