KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit that recognizes safe, playful towns and cities across the USA by honoring them with Playful City USA titles. This year, it named Garner NC a Playful City USA for the fourth consecutive year along with two other Triangle cities, Raleigh and Durham.
Playful City USA designations are reserved exclusively for communities across the nation that prioritize the needs of children and families in order to assist them in growing and developing life skills. These communities transform everyday spaces into play spaces in order to provide all town residents with opportunities to be active and lead healthy lives.
KaBOOM!, paired with all Playful City USA communities are dedicated to providing all children, specifically children in poverty, with the resources to lead well-balanced, active lives.