Building stronger communities
with community-built playgrounds
Your playground will be the heart of your community. Now all you need is a hand—or a few hundred hands—to help you build it.
That's why Playworld has partnered exclusively with KaBOOM!—the national non-profit experts in community-built playgrounds—to bring you leading expertise and assistance for your project. Since 1999, we've helped over 2,200 communities unite and strengthen through the power of play. Here's how our partnership can help your community too.
One of the biggest challenges facing any community-build playground project is fundraising. That is why KaBOOM! offers communities occasional grant opportunities to begin or complete playspace projects. Visit KaBOOM.org/Grants to learn about all the different grant opportunities available through KaBOOM!
Do-it-yourself tools at KaBOOM.org
Building a playground for the first time? Don't know where to begin? Log on to OurDreamPlayground.org to learn how to lead successful playground projects from our playground building experts. You'll find playspace planning tools, fundraising tips, networking forums, and free online training sessions designed to meet your project needs.
For certain projects, KaBOOM! is able to pair community partners in need with funders who share our vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child. To see if your playground project is eligible for funding, visit KaBOOM.org/CommunityPartner.
Playful City USA
In addition to empowering communities to build playgrounds, KaBOOM! also honors cities and towns 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 and online resources.
Street signs, awards, and special marketing opportunities identifying your community's commitment to children.
Inclusion in national publications spotlighting your city's best practices in play.
KaBOOM! Map of Play
The KaBOOM! Map of Play is a quick and easy way to find and rate playgrounds in your community. Don't see your favorite? Visit MapofPlay.KaBOOM.org to load your favorite playgrounds, skateparks, and ice rinks, or any other great place to play in your community.
Learn how to make play a priority in your community at KaBOOM.org.