For the seventh 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 241 cities in the country to receive this designation.
“Receiving this designation for a seventh year is a true honor and a testament to our city’s commitment to providing access to quality park amenities and programs,” said City Manager Glenn Morrison. “Guided by the city’s strategic plan goal of providing an exceptional quality of life, we work very hard to offer diversity in recreation so that children and adults have a variety of opportunities for play.”
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 22 parks, the city has a water park, spray park, two public swimming pools, athletic leagues and camps, recreation classes and two hike and bike trails. A full list of amenities and programs is available on the city’s website, www.killeentexas.gov/parks.
To see the list of communities named 2015 Playful City USA honorees, or for more information on the Playful City USA program, visit www.playfulcityusa.org.