Bismarck Named One of 241 “Playful City USA” Communities
Being able to play is critical to a community’s health, and especially to the health of children. Bismarck, along with 241 other cities and towns across the country, has been named a Playful City USA. The honor comes from the national non-profit KaBOOM!, recognizing Bismarck for its focus on play and the work involved in creating a kid-friendly, family-friendly community.
The KaBOOM! Playful City USA program, sponsored by the Humana Foundation, honors communities across America that take action to ensure that all children have easy access to balanced and active play in their communities.
Cities being recognized span every region of the country, and include Chicago, Tucson, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Bismarck. This is Bismarck’s sixth designation as a Playful City, and the only North Dakota community with the designation for 2015.