Rockville MD is a Playful City! A Great Place to Live and Work!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

Playful City USA is a national recognition program administered by the non-profit group KaBoom! which honors cities and towns that ensure that kids in their communities, particularly kids from low-income families, get the balanced and active play they need to thrive.  For a fourth time, the City of Rockville, Maryland has been honored as a Playful City where kids learn and play.

Rockville is home to more than 1,000 acres of parkland, with 65 parks that feature a wide range of amenities and activities, from playgrounds to picnic tables to pavilions.

Since 1996, KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build, open or improve nearly 16,700 playgrounds, engaged more than one million volunteers and served 8.5 million kids. The Playful City USA program honors cities and towns across the country that put the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.

2017's Playful City USA recognitions include 258 communities across the country, that make it as easy as possible for kids to play. In total, the communities feature more than 14,000 safe and engaging play spaces that serve more than 4 million children. Rockville was one of four Maryland municipalities recognized. Baltimore, Capitol Heights and Takoma Park were also honored.

"The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids, and play is critical for them to thrive. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with play," KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal said.

With three community centers, a nature center, civic center, swim and fitness center and senior center, the city offers numerous opportunities to be active. From classes to camps, sports leagues to arts programs, Rockville's award-winning programs make the city a place packed with ways to play.

Nine out of 10 people responding to the 2016 City of Rockville Survey reported that they had visited a Rockville park at least once in the previous 12 months, and 82 percent rated the range of activities in city parks as "excellent" or "good."

To see the full list of Playful City USA communities, visit Learn more about Rockville's recreation programs, parks and playgrounds at

If this sounds like a great place to live, then you should certainly give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577 to start your search! We have many years of experience helping buyers find the perfect home in Rockville, MD. If you would like to see all the homes on the market in Rockville, MD, just click here! 


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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Lise Howe ,

What a delightful place to live..Rockwell City MD! Thanks for the introduction. Love all the amenities they have for families.

May 19, 2017 04:57 PM #1
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I Lise, 

I love this blog. Who knew there was a list of playful cities!  Parents do care about their children and want to know these things!

May 19, 2017 07:46 PM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I am always trying to be of service! have a great weekend!

May 19, 2017 08:04 PM #3
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Dorie Dillard - maybe you can visit the Playful city with those two wonderful grandchildren of yours!

May 19, 2017 08:07 PM #4
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

There is much to love about Rockville, MD. Quality of living is important and Rockville delivers.

May 19, 2017 08:44 PM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Lise - Rockville a wonderful city to play and raise children.  You are the go to person for people looking to buy.

May 19, 2017 09:58 PM #6
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Anyone thinking of buying a home in Rockville should call you.

May 20, 2017 03:30 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi, Lise.  Thanks for the great information about Rockville MD.

May 20, 2017 04:37 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with families considering a move to the area.

May 20, 2017 04:42 AM #9
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

The amenities a location offers are so important to building and strengthening a community.

May 24, 2017 01:19 AM #10
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