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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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    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!

    • Michael Jaccarino

      Great story and really love the idea behind this.

  • 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.