The City of McKeesport has been designated a Playful City USA for four consecutive years.
KaBOOM! has realized that building hundreds of playgrounds each year isn't enough. To ensure that all kids, especially the 16 million living in poverty in America, can get the balanced and active play they need to thrive, we need scalable solutions. Playability is one of those solutions.
Cities and towns, along with leaders from every sector working together,
have the power to turn playspaces, and all spaces, into transformative
theaters of activity, inspiration, and discovery, and in the process, to
change minds and habits. Communities that take on this initiative are
designated through KaBOOM! as Playful Cities USA.