Legacy of Play contest

Kiwanis International teams up with Kiwanis partner Landscape Structures to give one Kiwanis club US$25,000 of playground equipment. The Legacy of Play Contest celebrates our shared beliefs that investing in communities through legacy signature projects is important to the success of a Kiwanis club. Plus, Landscape Structures' emphasis on inclusive play is also important to Kiwanis because it highlights our goal to bring play to all children.

The 2017 winner is the Kiwanis Club of Mankato, Minnesota, USA. Watch for the contest again in 2018.

Read the official contest rules.

Need help with your entry? Get tips and advice for your submission from Subrina Berger, member of the Kiwanis Club of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which was the winner of the 2016 Legacy of Play Contest. And, the 2016 judges tell why some submissions raised red flags.

Additional playground resources

  • Dr Pepper Snapple & KaBOOM! have teamed up to offer $15,000 grants to be used toward purchasing playground equipment. Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using the $15,000 grant towards the total cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees have up to one year to build the playground and will have the support of a remote KaBOOM! Grants Manager and an onsite Certified Playground Installer. Learn more about the community build model in the Build a Playground Toolkit.

Funding Application Deadlines
Round 1: January 19
Round 2: May 4
Round 3: September 4

  • Playful City USA is a recognition program honoring cities and towns that ensure that kids in their communities, particularly kids from low-income families, get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. Learn more.