A Message from our Founder. It’s Time for More Play!

Acceptance. Kindness. Respect. Tolerance. For many, our world today seems filled with unrest. We believe that reaching out and kindling friendships by showing acceptance, kindness, respect and tolerance is so very important, particularly as our world is becoming so complicated. Here at Playground Builders, we believe that the most profound way to reach out lies in the...
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Playground Builders Celebrates 10 Years!

Playground Builders is in our 10th year after building more than 200 playgrounds for children in war-ravaged areas. That means more than half a million kids playing, smiling and laughing. Heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful supporters over the past decade. Stay tuned for upcoming events to help celebrate 10 years of playground building.  

Huge Demand for More Playgrounds in Afghanistan

As word spreads of the work of Playground Builders throughout at least 11 provinces of Afghanistan, requests for new playground installations are coming in strong and constant. Our playgrounds are a big hit among this suffering population, and we currently have hundreds of requests from schools in 6 additional provinces. Our country coordinator reporting from the...
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So Far, 2017 Brings Another 3 Playgrounds to Gaza

This year so far, Playground Builders has built another 3 playgrounds in war devastated Gaza in the Palestinian Territories. The recent war and ongoing restrictions in Gaza has made it almost impossible for kids to play safely anywhere. We are changing that! Have a look at these recent photos of happy kids in Gaza! Did you know …… During...
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Renewed and Improved Website In Process!

We are getting there! So much is happening at Playground Builders and it’s hard to keep up! Learn about our activities in war regions. Learn how play has the potential to reduce the physical and psychological effects of war, how it can give hope and respite from war surroundings and attract and keep kids in...
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A Short Introduction to Playground Builders

Keith Reynolds founded Playground Builders in 2007 after funding the construction of playgrounds in The Palestinian Territories. It was apparent to Keith that children in many of these areas did not have safe places to play and lacked the opportunity to interact and socialize with other children. Now, 10 years later, he continues to advocate for increased well-being...
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Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

Kay Redfield Jamison

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength…


Play is so integral to childhood that a child who does not have the opportunities to play is cut off from a major portion of childhood