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Coming to a neighborhood near you: a new playground
Coming to a neighborhood near you: a new playground

Is your neighborhood in need of a slide? How about some swings? How about $15,000 to help make that playground a reality?

The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and KaBoom!, a national organization promoting fun and healthy play for kids, especially through playgrounds, are looking for needy communities to help in their quest to spread the joy of playgrounds.

The organizations are providing $15,000 grants to help fund equipment for communities "with a demonstrated need for a playground, as well as the project’s impact on the area and its capacity to engage the community."

In addition to the $15,000, the grantees will also receive help in planning, executing and mainting their playgrounds from KaBoom! and some of their alumni who have also recieved grants for playgrounds in the past.

Applications are open to all U.S. municipalities, schools, day cares, neighborhood associations or non-profits with no playground or one that has seen better days and needs a make-over. Applications are due by July 20.

Start your playground planning!