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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