May 1, 2011
From a Childhood Tragedy, a Movement to Build Safe Play Spaces Finds Firm Ground
Images courtesy of Ka-Boom!
The nonprofit group KaBoom began in 1995 when Darrell Hammond read an article about two children in Washington who died of suffocation in an abandoned car on a hot day because there was nowhere for them to play.
Since then, the group has built more than 1,900 playgrounds. Mr. Hammond recounts the story of the nonprofit in his book KaBoom! How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play. Following are excerpts from an interview with him conducted by The Chronicle.
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