Play Spaces

Creating a world of play

The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids. That’s why, as part of Built to Play, KaBOOM! gave communities the opportunity to build creative play spaces and innovative playgrounds where their kids can be kids.

The Play Everywhere Challenge

Given the right opportunity, kids will play just about anywhere. So the Play Everywhere Challenge was all about incorporating play into the daily lives of kids in unexpected ways. Swings at bus stops. Play zones at laundromats. Sidewalks converted to racetracks with speedometers. And with over 52 grantees and over $3.4 million invested, the project was a monumental success, funding innovative play spaces in every county that the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation serves in Southeast Michigan and Western New York.

Unique Playground Builds

Few things encourage play like the magic of an imaginatively constructed playground. Especially if it’s designed with creativity and thoughtfulness. So we teamed up with communities—and some of the best designers in the world—to build playgrounds that kids will remember and love for a lifetime.

Play Everywhere Challenge Grantees

See where new play spaces have been built across Western New York and Southeast Michigan!

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