The ribbon cutting ceremony from a playground build in Chicago.

In 2011 KaBOOM! helped build 152 new playgrounds in deserving communities across North America, working to address the play deficit in 35 U.S. states, four Canadian territories and two cities in Mexico.

The following child-serving, community partners committed significant time, energy and resources to create engaging new playspaces for their communities. Through the experience each grew in their ability and confidence to effect positive, long term impact in their communities.


Phil Campbell Elementary & Franklin County Schools


Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton County


Children First Academy of Tempe

Chicanos Por La Causa


San Diego Youth Services & La Mesa – Spring Valley School District

Inner City Education Foundation

The City of Inglewood & Sportsman Little League

Volunteers of America Greater Sacramento and Northern Nevada

North Valley School Santa Rosa

City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency & OUSD Police Services

Anaheim Family YMCA & City of Anaheim

Families Together of Orange County
& Village Meadows Home Owners Association

City of South San Francisco & The Boys and Girls Clubs
of North San Mateo County

City of San Francisco Park and Recreation – Orange Memorial

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

The City of Fullerton & The Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton

Camp Pendleton & Quantico Housing, LLC

City of Pico Rivera & The Friends of Pico Church

Willow Oaks School & Ravenswood City School District

Youth UpRising

Eden Housing Management, Inc. & Stoney Creek Apartments

Casa Ramona Academy for Technology, Community and Education

Roseland School District, Roseland Elementary School
& Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

Los Angeles Leadership Academy

Boys & Girls Clubs of South San Luis Obispo County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County and Wesley United Methodist Church

Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance & City of Long Beach


Valdez Elementary School & Denver Public Schools

Crown Pointe Academy


The City of Bristol & The Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol, CT

Housing Authority of the City of New Haven & Valley Townhouses

Washington, D.C.

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Friendship Southeast Elementary Academy

Imagine Southeast Public Charter School

Associates for Renewal in Education, Inc.


Police Athletic League of West Palm Beach, Inc. & City of West Palm Beach

Orlando Day Nursery Association, Inc.

Central Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation

Central Florida Urban League & Pine Hills Safe Neighborhood Partnership

City of Lauderhill & FLIPANY

City of Tampa – Cuscaden Park & VM Ybor Neighborhood Association

School Board of Seminole County – Midway Safe Harbor
& The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Edison Park Elementary

Pinellas County Housing Authority


The Salvation Army Bellwood Boys & Girls Club

Walter White Elementary & Atlanta Public Schools

Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus

Atlanta Preparatory Academy


YMCA of Honolulu

Ka Waihona o ka Naauao Public Charter School


Wright Elementary School & Des Moines Public Schools


Community Council of Idaho, Inc.


The Broadview Parks District – Playhaven Park
& Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action

Archdiocese of Chicago & Saint Bruno School

North Berwyn Park District – Brocato Park
& Berwyn Development Corporation

Saint Angela School & Catholic Bishop of Chicago

Blue Island Parks District – Kiddie Korral
& Friends of Blue Island Parks

Primo Center for Women and Children
& New Mount Pilgrim and Community Development

The Village of Tilton & Danville Jaycees

LEARN Charter School Network – LEARN 5th Campus

A Safe Haven Foundation

Berwyn Parks District – Smirz Park,
Berwyn Development Corporation & Mothers on a Mission

Round Lake Park District – Sports Center

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

Blue Island Parks District – Portland Playlot
& Friends of Blue Island Parks

North Berwyn Park District – Berwyn Gardens,
Berwyn Development Corporation & Mothers on a Mission

The Youth Campus


Center for Inquiry at IPS & Indianapolis Public Schools

Meredith Nicholson School IPS 96 & Indianapolis Public Schools

The Bloomington Project School & The City of Bloomington

ADI Charter Schools & Andrew Academy


Sharon Hills Elementary School & East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Oakdale Booster Club & Jefferson Parish Department of Parks and Recreation

Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training

Friends of Palmer Park, City of New Orleans

Cleary Playground Booster Club
& Jefferson Parish Department of Parks & Recreation

Trinity Christian Community & New Orleans Recreation Department

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School


Groundwork Lawrence and the Community Group,
Lawrence Public Schools & City of Lawrence

Chelsea Collaborative, Inc. & City of Chelsea

Oak Hill Community Development Corporation & Worcester Public Schools

YouthBuild Boston & Warren Gardens Cooperative Co., Inc.

Chelsea Neighborhood Developers & City of Revere


Deerfield Run Elementary School PTO
& Prince George’s County Public Schools

Reservoir Hill Improvement Council & Baltimore Housing

West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.


City of Grand Rapids & Creston Neighborhood Association

Osborn Neighborhood Alliance & Matrix Human Services

Brightmoor Alliance

LINC Community Revitalization, Inc.

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy


Northport Elementary School & Robbinsdale Area Schools


The Salvation Army Midland Division

Fulbright Springs Homeowners Association, Sustainable Housing Solutions
& Community Partnership of the Ozarks


B.L. Bell Academy for Math, Science and Health Education

North Carolina

The Shepherd’s House UMC

City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation
& Greater Greensboro Habitat for Humanity

Johnston YMCA

YWCA of High Point

New Jersey

New Jersey Community Development Corporation
& Paterson Public Schools #5

Greater Brunswick Charter School

Eva’s Village

New Mexico

Ralph J. Bunche Academy

PB&J Family Services


Imagine 100 Academy of Excellence

New York

Nuestros Ninos

New York Restoration Project

Mount Vernon Day Care Center, Inc


Rainey Institute

City of East Cleveland & East Cleveland Parks Association

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Clippard Family Branch

Colerain Township Parks and Services & Citizens Police Academy


Marshall Elementary School

Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation


Greater Scranton YMCA

City of Erie

McKees Rocks Borough & McKees Rocks
Community Development Corporation

Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Philadelphia -
Nicetown Club for Boys & Girls

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Philadelphia -
Cramp Boys & Girls Club

Mayfair Community Development Corporation & Mayfair Civic Association

Rhode Island

West Broadway Neighborhood Association & Providence Parks Department


Woodbine Community Organization

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, C.E. McGruder Family Resource Center
& Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools


KIPP Houston

The Salvation Army: Cedar Crest Community Center

City of Grand Prairie & City of Grand Prairie Boys Baseball

Carter Academy & Aldine Independent School District

YMCA of Austin

Avenida Guadalupe Association

Uplift Education

The Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio – Crestholme Branch

Southwest Key Programs, Inc.

Houston Can! Academy North

Cornerstone Community Development Corporation

Alliance for Women and Children

The City of San Antonio & Salado Creek Foundation

The YMCA of Greater Houston & TDI Willow Creek Property, LLC

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth

Ella Austin Community Center & United Way of San Antonio
and Bexar County


Bristol Family YMCA & Bristol Virginia Parks and Recreation Department


Neighborhood House of Seattle & High Point Open Space Association

Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services, Kent Foundation
& Tudor Square Neighborhood Council


Goodman Community Center


Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association

British Columbia

Champlain Heights Community School & Vancouver Board of Education


St. Joseph Immigrant Women’s Centre & City Housing Hamilton

Humber Property Management
& Community MicroSkills Development Centre

Toronto Housing Corporation


Edward Murphy School & English Montreal School Board

Naucalpan de Juarez

YMCA de Desarrollo Comunitari & Asistencia Social A.C.


Comité de Colonia Constituyentes & Municipio de Tehuacán