The city of Killeen is a great place for kids to play, just ask KABOOM!  The national non-profit selected Killeen as a 2013 Playful City USA community, because Killeen is kid friendly with plenty of parks, pools and playgrounds!  Remember when you knew what to do in a  skateboard park?

When it gets hot, Killeen has plenty of places to keep cool.

Killeen Aquatics Center/Killeen Facebook
Killeen Swimming Lessons/KilleenFacebook

Summer camps and sports clinics are also a large part of Killeen's Commitment to Kids Play!

Golfing Clinic at Stonecreek Golf Course/Killeen Facebook
Summer Day Camp in Killeen/Killeen Facebo

And when it gets cool they bring in the ice rink!

Killeen's Temporary Ice Rink/Killeen Facebook

Sponsored by the Humana Foundation, Playful City USA is a national program from KaBOOM! that helps local governments address the lack of play, With help from local organizations,  Killeen is working hard to expand play opportunities for kids.

Greater Killeen Young Professionals adopted one of the city's neighborhood parks and donated an irrigation system along with new trees. This year, they plan to install a new playground, swing set, baseball diamond and shade structures at a local park, plus help the neighborhood paint a mural.

Being a playful city can also mean cash for Killeen. The 217 Playful City USA communities are now eligible for $15,000, $20,000 and $30,000 grants  Grant recipients will be announced in the fall.  Congratulations Killeen and Good Luck!