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KaBOOM! pivots to Playability on a city-wide scale - 212 cities celebrated!

Chris Marshall

Across the United States, urban leaders are implementing a powerful idea: To compete, they need play.

In order to attract and retain the businesses, jobs, and residents who breathe energy and enterprise into their neighborhoods, they first need to foster family-friendly, kid-friendly environments that promote play everywhere, while addressing the needs of underserved communities.

KaBOOM!, calls this idea playability...

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  • KCLINC

    Kaboom! grant is great for families and community residents, we're fortunate that Genesis Academy in the KCMO area will build their new Kaboom! playground at the end of the month!

  • Jelena Woehr

    I have anecdotal support for this: I just rented a house in Arvada, CO. Now, I have major beef with the city government there on several fronts, but on play, they're doing a great job! A major factor in renting my home to a small business owner and his family was... the park across the street and the brand new playground with splash zone being put in a couple of blocks away (easy walking distance with a stroller). Starting with play is a smart way to evolve a community!

  • Chelsea Spann

    This is so awesome. We're seeing so much media about getting kids away from solely interactive online play to simply go outside. To see this as a movement to make it possible for kids to have a place to play, and creating contests and opportunities to create a community around that, is so exciting! Really cool.