Stories

Powerful stories of how KABOOM! transforms communities across the country

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

Expanding Access to Playful Learning in North Philadelphia

By KABOOM! | May 14, 2021

How a local charter school is bringing literacy, learning, and play to Philadelphia’s North Broad Street.

Learn more and see their Play Everywhere designs

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.

Play Everywhere Design Challenge Winners

By KABOOM! | February 9, 2021

Meet the 19 new and wonderous playspaces coming to Southeast Michigan and Western New York, supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.

See the plans and designs for new playspaces

Creating Safe Spaces for Black Children: The Dream and Legacy of Dr. King

By KABOOM! | January 18, 2021

Black children, who want nothing more than to run, jump, play and belong, continue to live in a very different America than their white counterparts.

KABOOM! honors the legacy of Dr. King through our own commitment to end playspace inequity

Stephen and Ayesha Curry to Build New Playspace in Oakland

By KABOOM! | November 20, 2020

Their Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, together with The CarMax Foundation, Oakland Unified School District and KABOOM!, announced the new playspace to hundreds of Franklin Elementary School kids.

Watch Stephen's announcement

Overcoming the Pandemic to Build a Playground for Baltimore's Kids

By KABOOM! | November 12, 2020

Students at Hamilton Elementary/Middle knew that nearby school systems had great playgrounds, but theirs was outdated and deemed unsafe. The community came together, overcoming the pandemic, to make sure Hamilton's kids got the playground of their dreams.

See photos and watch the video from this special project

Why Playgrounds Matter In Rural America

By KABOOM! | September 21, 2020

In rural communities, physical distance or a lack of a local tax base can limit kids' access to playspaces and the benefits they provide for health and well-being.

KABOOM! helps create active, rural community engagements to benefit kids