Communities Build Brighter Futures Through Play

Playworld has partnered exclusively with national non-profit KaBOOM!, the experts in community-built playgrounds, to build thousands of play spaces in the communities that need them the most. But these community build efforts do more than save money or deliver great play solutions—they instill a sense of ownership and pride that revitalizes neighborhoods. Our shared mission is to put a playground within walking distance of every child. Since 1999, we've helped thousands of communities rally around the power of play.

The Play Everywhere Challenge

KaBOOM! is determined to make every city playable! They hold the Play Everywhere Challenge, which awards cities with funding to make their playable designs and improvements come to life.

Build-it-Yourself Grants

One of the biggest challenges facing any community build playground project is fundraising. KaBOOM! offers grant opportunities for communities to begin or complete play space projects through a self-guided planning process, using a $15,000 grant toward the total cost of their playground equipment.

Build it with KaBOOM! Grants

For certain projects, KaBOOM! creates a partnership between a community and a funder who shares our vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child. The partnership culminates in a done-in-a-day, community-built playground led by an experienced KaBOOM! project manager.

Playful City USA

KaBOOM! honors places that make play a priority and use innovative programs to get children active, playing, and healthy. Apply to become a Playful City USA community and enjoy the many perks of being a national role model for play, including exclusive access to grant opportunities, resources and more.

Map of Play

The Map of Play is a quick and easy way to find and rate playgrounds near you. Don't see your favorite? You can add playgrounds, parks, sports fields, and any other great place to play in your community.

View the Map of Play here

Looking for More Help?

We partner with a variety of industry experts, government agencies, and non-profits to make it easier for you to bring play to your community. Check out our full list of partners, or contact your local Playworld representative to learn more.

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Oak Street Ballfields
Kissimmee, FL

This was the first KaBOOM! playground youth helped build. More than 300 Jr. NBA players competing in the tournament, as well as former NBA and WNBA players and local officials, pitched in to paint, landscape, and spread mulch. 

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On August 9, approximately 450 volunteers came together to help KaBOOM! and NBA Cares build a playground at the Oak Street Ballfields in Kissimmee, FL. The playground commemorates the first Jr. NBA World Championship, the NBA’s global youth basketball tournament for elite 13- and 14-year-old boys’ and girls’ teams from around the world.

KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids, especially those living in poverty, the childhood they deserve through great places to play. Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or restore more than 17,000 play spaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers, and served over 9 million kids.

This was the first KaBOOM! playground youth helped build. More than 300 Jr. NBA players competing in the tournament, as well as former NBA and WNBA players and local officials, pitched in to paint, landscape, and spread mulch. The Jr. NBA staff and players also hosted an hour-long basketball clinic for children in the community while the playground was being installed.

“This particular build is exciting because we’re working with youths, and they’re the ones who will be using the playground,” said Bryan McNamara, Project Manager with KaBOOM!.

Since 1999, Playworld has partnered with KaBOOM! to build over 2,800 playgrounds. The Oak Street Ballfields playground includes several pieces of Playworld equipment, including a Trippple Racer Slide, Quattro Seesaw, and Super Dome.

The inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship features boys’ and girls’ divisions, each comprised of 16 regional champions (eight U.S. teams and eight international teams) with teams competing at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from August 7-12.