It’s summer, and parents are looking for places to take their children to play outside. Children benefit from spending time outside and being active, but it’s not always easy to find a nearby playground. Often this involves digging around on your local/regional websites to look for information on the nearest playground; many of these sources are not maintained however, and it’s just too cumbersome to spent hours inside searching for them when the whole aim is to get outside!
Thankfully, Kaboom, the national non-profit dedicated to preserving kids playgrounds has provided a great resource to help you find nearby places to take your kids. Their “Mapof Play” website offers an interactive search feature that allows you to find playspaces in your region. They get help from a dedicated community of members who curate new places, and edit existing ones to make sure the most up-to-date information is available. They currently feature a growing database that encompasses most major cities and regions in the country. If you have a playground that’s not featured on their site, feel free to add it so that others can benefit!