Arlington Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community

Articles Parks 06-17-15

KaBOOM!, in partnership with the Humana Foundation, announced 241 cities and towns across the United States as 2015 Playful City USA honorees. These communities are leaders in playability – the extent to which a city makes it easy for kids to get balanced and active play – and are making play part of the solution that can move the needle on countless urban challenges.

The City of Arlington was honored as a 2015 Playful City USA designation!

“It is exciting to be recognized for the 8th consecutive year as a Playful City,” said Administrative Coordinator Samantha Crossnoe. “The City of Arlington and the entire community works diligently to make sure our community have places for our residents to participate in recreation activities and stay active.”

The KaBOOM! Playful City USA program, sponsored by the Humana Foundation, honors cities, towns and communities across America that are taking bold steps to ensure that all children, especially the 16 million American kids living in poverty, have easy access to balanced and active play in their communities. Cities being recognized span every region of the country, and include Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Nashville; Austin; Providence; San Francisco; New York City; and 205 others.

To advance the national dialogue on playability takes shape, KaBOOM! and the City of Arlington invites interest, expertise, and voices from members of the Arlington community across the country to get involved (and get playful!) in thinking about how play can create more family-friendly cities.

“Playability is crucial to the success of our future communities, and we are proud of the work these cities and leaders are doing to provide a better quality of life for all residents, and especially families,” says KaBOOM! President, James Siegal. “Play provides a competitive advantage for cities looking to attract and retain residents. With these esteemed leaders, and our friends and partners across the country, we continue to prioritize play for all kids.”

To see the full list of the 241 communities named 2015 Playful City USA honorees, or for more information on the Playful City USA program, visit

Be sure to take part in the conversation on #playability with these thought leaders on Twitter and Facebook.

One thought on “Arlington Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community”

  1. I love this KABOOM (I reference the risky gas wells littered all over the city next to churches, parks, and schools and in neighborhoods)…and then go here on this link to see the blurred picture of the children playing next to the LABC drill site just after a major evacuation and a frack fluid spill in April 2015….

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