Kaboom! Playground at Suitland Community Center

Project Background/Description

Funded by Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) and Pepco, in partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County, and KABOOM!, a new kid-designed, community-built playspace is being created at Suitland Community Center for kids ages 2-12 in Prince George’s County to have a place to jump, slide, and PLAY.

The existing playspace at Suitland Community Center is 20 years old and is heavily used by both the community center patrons and the surrounding community. The new playspace will include play equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12, a new multisport court, and additional site enhancements.

The playspace that’s built here will be 100% community-designed. To do that, we need community input! What do you want to see in your playspace? Please complete the survey below and share your ideas! 


Status/Project Schedule 

Currently, the project is in the Community Engagement phase. Join us at an upcoming community meeting to share your playful ideas or come volunteer with us on Build Week!

Kids’ Design Session

Calling all playground designers! This meeting is a time to hear from the play experts (the kids) on exactly what they want to see on their playground.

Adults’ Design Session 

Attendees will learn more about working with KABOOM! and have the opportunity to sign up to be on the planning committees for the Build Week.

Build Week

Tuesday, October 12 through Friday, October 15, 2021, 8 am – 4 pm

Join us to build a brand-new playspace for Suitland Community Center! Registration link to come.

Meet Our Project Partners

Baltimore Gas & Electric 

BGE is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility, providing safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland.

Pepco

Pepco is a unit of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation’s leading energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. Pepco provides safe and reliable energy service to approximately 894,000 customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

KABOOM!

KABOOM! is the national nonprofit that works to end playspace inequity for good. They define playspace inequity as a lack of access to and a sense of belonging in quality playspaces due to the effects of systemic racism in communities across the country. They are working to end playspace inequity by uniting with communities to build kid-designed playspaces that spark joy and foster a sense of belonging for communities of color who disproportionally have less access to play where they learn and live.

Landscape Structures, Inc.

KABOOM! is proud to partner with Landscape Structures. Together, we design playgrounds that help create the best moments of childhood. Watch their latest video and see why we always come back to play. #shapedbyplay