Residents of Baltimore now have three new playgrounds, thanks to KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve filled with play, and its partners, including Playworld. The new playgrounds are located at Tench Tilghman School (600 N. Patterson Park Ave.), Gilmor Elementary School (1311 N. Gilmor Street), and LIGHT Health & Wellness (2200 N. Monroe St.).
Baltimore’s new playgrounds are part of KaBOOM!’s Play More B’More initiative, designed to engage local youth to revitalize their communities. Highlighted by the recent volunteer-driven playground builds, Play More B’More is engaging hundreds of youth from underserved Baltimore neighborhoods as interns and volunteers to create a kid-friendly city filled with opportunities to play.
KaBOOM! and partners are implementing a unique public-private partnership that unites the Baltimore community in a common purpose – putting kids at the center and providing a sense of purpose and a pathway to opportunity for Baltimore youth who are gaining professional skills and experience while giving back to their community.
In addition to Playworld, Play More B’More partners include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore Corps, and OneBaltimore, along with Baltimore native, NBA star Rudy Gay.
As a Partner In Play with KaBOOM!, Playworld provides equipment for the organization’s playground builds nationwide. Since 1997 Playworld has supplied equipment for over 2,500 of the non-profit’s playground projects.