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Does your community need a playground to keep the children off the parking lot with bikes, toys and noise?
Playgrounds are a big project for tenants to undertake.  Usually you need a partnership that includes
  • tenants organization,
  • parents and children
  • the owner/manager of the property and
  • an outside group with expertise and money.

Here are some of the questions you need to consider.

1.  What ages to you want to serve?
2.  What safety issues do you need to confront?
3.  How will the playground be maintained?
4.  How will playground activities be supervised?
5.  What's the best design for safety and usability?
6.  What combination of money and volunteer labor is necessary to build a playground?
7.  Who decides about design?  Do the children have a voice in the planning?

 Resources for Playgrounds

There are many organizations which can help you design, fund, build and maintain a playground where you live.  Here's one we've heard about.  Check them out and let us know what you think by posting  comment below or sending an email to

KaBoom! is currently doing outreach to locate potential Community Partners in cities and towns across North America to create playgrounds with KaBOOM! and our corporate partners in 2011. Ideal Community Partners are usually child-serving non-profit organizations, but can be community development organizations, neighborhood coalitions, schools or any organization that can mobilize a volunteer force and is in need of a new playground!


Dr Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! are excited to offer $15,000 Let's Play Playground Construction Grants to qualifying organizations using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees will plan their project, and share best practices and challenges through the KaBOOM! website.

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