Last Update: February 22, 2012
KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. Although not yet under the KaBOOM! name, the first KaBOOM! community playground build took place in October 1995, at Livingston Manor in southeast Washington, DC. KaBOOM! was officially founded in 1996. Since then, KaBOOM! has raised more than $200 million, rallied a million volunteers, led the hands-on construction of over 2,060 playgrounds, and inspired a movement for the child’s right to play. KaBOOM! has recently expanded and built playgrounds in both Mexico and Canada.