Just a few days removed from a study from a law firm in Houston that declared Killeen as the state's 7th most dangerous city, some good news came about our city!

For the eighth year, the City of Killeen has been named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing play into the lives of children. Killeen is one of just 257 cities in the country to receive this designation according to a press release from The City of Killeen.

KaBOOM! considered a number of factors in the designation including the city’s efforts to increase the quantity and quality of playgrounds, park acreage per capita and youth served. In addition to its 18 parks, the city has a water park, spray park, two hike and bike trails, two skate parks, golf and disc golf courses and a variety of athletic fields.

To see the list of communities named 2016 Playful City USA honorees, or for more information on the Playful City USA program, visit www.playfulcityusa.org.

 

This is definitely one of the reasons why I love living here!