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Today is Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play. In this day and age, knowing where the great and not-so-great places for children to play is as important as ever. Do you know where your children play? Do you how close it is? Do you know what kind of equipment is on the playground? Most importantly, do you know if the playground is safe?

These are all critically important questions -- which is why national non-profit KaBOOM! developed the Playspace Finder. A free online tool that allows users to locate and rate parks across the nation, the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder currently houses more than 10,000 playspaces across the country. Though it already boasts an extensive database of playspaces, KaBOOM! would like to enlist the help of responsible citizens everywhere in order to make the KaBOOM! Playspace Finder the first comprehensive national database of places to play.


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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous September 27, 2008, 11:28 AM

What about the non responsible citizens (like predators) who now have an extensive database to where your children are?
I haven’t checked out the site yet, so maybe there are safeguards.
Am I being paranoid?

Jason October 8, 2008, 12:07 PM

The link to the Playspace Finder is broken. Also, in this day and age of child obesity and the increasingly small windows where kids have a chance to have unstructured play, a website like this is refreshing. I’m scared of child predators, but not enough to let my child get fat and sloppy on cartoons and junk food. To negate their imagination and ability to make new friends.

Susan October 8, 2008, 3:04 PM

What a great tool! I just found a couple great places to take my kids this weekend. And one place has a field house that I can reserve for parties. I’m already looking up places to take the kids when we’re at my folks for Thanksgiving. How handy!


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