Kaboom! Playground at Tucker Road Community Center

Project Background/Description

Funded by The CarMax Foundation, in partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County, and KABOOM!, a new kid-designed, community-built playspace is being created at Tucker Road Community Center for kids ages 2-12 in Prince George’s County to have a place to jump, slide, and PLAY.

The existing playspace at Tucker Road Community Center is 20 years old and in poor condition. The new playspace will include play equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12, as well as additional site enhancements.

The playspace that’s built here will be 100% community designed. To do that, we need community input. Tell us what you think of these playspace designs! 

Status/Project Schedule

Currently, the project is in the Community Engagement phase. Join us at an upcoming community meeting to share your playful ideas or come volunteer with us on Build Week!

Family Design Session
Saturday, April 23, 2022; 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM (in-person)

Calling all playground designers! This meeting is a time to hear from the play experts (the kids) on exactly what they want to see on their playground.

Build Week
Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21, 2022; 8 AM – 4 PM

Join us to build a brand-new playspace for Tucker Road Community Center! Registration link to come.

Meet Our Project Partners

The CarMax Foundation

The CarMax Foundation promotes the causes associates care about to impact the communities where they live and work. Together with CarMax, Inc., the Foundation has donated more than $85 million since 2003. Funding programs are made available through a portion of CarMax, Inc.’s pre-tax profits. CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used autos, revolutionized the automotive retail industry by driving integrity, honesty and transparency in every interaction. The company offers a truly personalized experience with the option for customers to do as much, or as little, online and in-store as they want. CarMax also provides a variety of vehicle delivery methods, including home delivery, express pickup and appointments in its stores. During the fiscal year ending February 28, 2021, CarMax sold more than 750,000 used vehicles and more than 425,000 wholesale vehicles at its in-store and virtual auctions. In addition, CarMax Auto Finance originated more than $6 billion in receivables during fiscal year 2021, adding to its near $14 billion portfolio. CarMax has more than 220 stores, 27,000 associates, and is proud to have been recognized for 17 consecutive years as one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®. For more information, visit www.carmax.com.


KABOOM! is the national nonprofit committed to ending playspace inequity – the reality that quality places to play are not available to every child, especially in communities of color. Since 1996, KABOOM! has partnered with kids and communities to create or transform 17,000+ playspaces and ensure that nearly 12 million kids have equitable access to the crucial benefits and opportunities that playspaces offer. In 2022, KABOOM! launched the 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity, the $250 million plan to accelerate its mission in 25 high-priority locations over five years. Learn more at kaboom.org and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Landscape Structures, Inc.

KABOOM! is proud to partner with Landscape Structures. Together, we design playgrounds that help create the best moments of childhood. Watch their latest video and see why we always come back to play. #shapedbyplay