Raleigh, Durham and Garner are among the 13 North Carolina cities and towns that were named as “Playful City USA Communities” by KaBOOM!, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that children, especially those living in poverty, get the active play they need to become healthy and successful adults. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! honored 212 cities and towns across the country that they have dubbed “leaders in playability”-the extent to which a city makes it easy for kids to get balanced and active play, and are making play a part of the solution that can move the needle on any number of urban challenges.
In addition to Raleigh, Durham and Garner making the list, Albermarle, Benson, Creedmoor, Eden, Lenoir, Marion, Reidsville, Roanoke Rapids, Saluda and Thomasville were the other North Carolina cities and towns receiving recognition. Click here to see the full list!