Powerful stories of how KABOOM! transforms communities across the country

KABOOM! and Zbar Head to Capitol Hill

By KABOOM! | May 6, 2024

This April, KABOOM!, in conjunction with Zbar, maker of the organic snack bar for kids, sponsored a trip that brought a group of young advocates to Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers and talk about the importance of equitable access to outdoor recreation.

Recognizing KABOOM! Volunteers

By KABOOM! | April 1, 2024

At KABOOM!, we are grateful for our volunteers who help transform and build playspaces that spark joy and provide a range of physical, mental, social-emotional, and developmental benefits for kids and the larger community.

What the FY 25 Budget Means for KABOOM!

By KABOOM! | March 21, 2024

Last week, President Biden released his FY 25 Budget proposal, kicking off federal budget negotiations. While this is not a final document, it is indicative of the Administration’s priorities for the remainder of the year.

Reimagining Play in Natural Spaces

By KABOOM! | February 12, 2024

Recently, two KABOOM! staff members participated in courses designed to teach them more about the design and benefits of nature-inspired playspaces.

Children's Rights and a Sustainable Future

By KABOOM! | January 11, 2024

Learn how the integration of sustainable playspaces serves as a catalyst for positive change, ensuring that every child not only enjoys their right to play but also inherits a world safeguarded against the adversities of climate change.

Nature and Play: A Winning Combination

By KABOOM! | November 2, 2023

Nature-based forms of play are critical to kids’ health, the environment, and community and are becoming increasingly popular as a way to introduce outdoor play in areas without equitable access to nature.

Improving Educational Outcomes Through Play and Partnerships

By KABOOM! | October 18, 2023

In today's changing education landscape, achieving better educational outcomes requires a comprehensive approach beyond traditional methods. Educators, policymakers, and organizations focusing on the health and well-being of children and families are searching for new and creative ways to enhance the learning journey.

Playground Partnerships: Unlocking the Potential of Parks

By KABOOM! | September 27, 2023

KABOOM! recently partnered with with The City of Hamtramck, Hamtramck Public Schools, and Hamtramck Parks Conservancy, and General Motors Factory Zero to increase play in Hamtramck.

A Government Shutdown and Its Impact on Play

By KABOOM! | September 25, 2023