Stories

Powerful stories of how KABOOM! transforms communities across the country

Why Investing in Play Must Be Part of COVID Recovery

By Ronda Jackson | August 23, 2021

American Rescue Plan dollars represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in communities.

Learn more about how playgrounds can improve communities and community health outcomes

Connecting With Culture and History Through Play

By KABOOM! | August 20, 2021

Play Everywhere Philly installations create inclusivity and build pathways to positive outcomes.

Read stories from two communities that won Play Everywhere Philly grants

How Ending Playspace Inequity Creates New Spaces for Kids to Play, Learn, and Dream

By KABOOM! | August 5, 2021

When KABOOM! partnered with Franklin Elementary School to revitalize an outdated schoolyard, the possibility of a kid-designed playspace created a ripple effect across the Oakland community, bringing together countless individuals and organizations committed to creating a space that will help every Franklin student can unlock their greatest potential.

Everything is special about Franklin Elementary. Find out why.

The County of El Paso, TX and KABOOM! Team Up to 'Raise The Bar' for Playspace Equity

By KABOOM! | July 1, 2021

Together, we're addressing inequitable access to recreation and open spaces in six county parks.

Learn more and see early plans for the new playspaces

Stephen and Ayesha Curry Join Volunteers to Build Amazing New Playground

By KABOOM! | June 17, 2021

Franklin Elementary School students celebrate their new playful schoolyard with KABOOM! and our partners Eat. Learn. Play., The CarMax Foundation, and Oakland Unified School District

See Franklin Elementary's New Playspace

Kids Shape the Future of Heron's Head Park in San Francisco

By KABOOM! | May 19, 2021

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is partnering with KABOOM!, Kaiser Permanente, and Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds to create a Nature Exploration Area at Heron's Head Park

See the Photos from the Design Jam

Preserving Chinatown's Culture Through Playful Learning

By KABOOM! | April 12, 2021

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation is transforming the 10th Street Plaza into a hub for literacy, active play, and cultural connection.

Find out how they are transforming this intergenerational, neighborhood landmark

Why the Fight for Access to Playgrounds is a Racial Justice Issue

By KABOOM! | February 23, 2021

Playgrounds have always been a racial justice issue, so let's treat them like one.