With thousands of playgrounds and photographs, the Play Across America crowdsourced playground guide makes finding a nearby playground quick and simple.

Find and share playgrounds everywhere across the U.S. and even worldwide. Join the individuals, parents, Parks & Recreation departments, and playground equipment manufacturers, designers, and installers who are already sharing playgrounds with us every day.

Through this collaborative community, you all—our “Pioneers of Play”—will make Play Across America the most comprehensive playground database. Let’s truly make it easy to quickly find nearby playgrounds wherever you go!

As a military family and parents to four small children, we understand the frustration experienced when the kids need to burn some energy and you just can't quickly find a free, fun place to take them. That's why we created this app! We want to help make kids lives more active and fun.

Here are some great features you will find on our playground app:
- Near me now: immediately, upon opening the app, it will find the playgrounds closest to you at that moment, if there are any already in our database. If there are none, you can easily add one through the app.
- Add a playground to our database while out at the park. Easily write a review and snap pictures using the app and it will get added to the database.
- Search any location to see which playgrounds we already have in our database.
- Find playgrounds/play areas: inside malls, inside airports, on military installations, in your local community (publicly accessible)
- See pictures of playgrounds before you visit.
- Find out each playgrounds amenities in advance.
- Get directions directly from the app.
- Add your own comments and review of any existing playground in our database.
- Read fun informative articles pertaining to all things play and parenting.

What's New

Version 1.0

This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings



I love the idea for this app! It is going to be great when I am on vacation or on long car rides!

One addition I would like is for there to be a 25 mile radius search option. That would be helpful for my area where there is nothing in a 10 mile radius, but I'm not traveling 50 miles.

Something I had trouble with is the search. I tried searching a location I will be visiting this summer and it said no results. I'm not sure if there are no playgrounds there or if the location wasn't able to be found. I think the search could be improved.

Useful app

Dave Brian R

I like how this app can tell you about the playgrounds near you with all the amenities, pictures and directions. It is very helpful when using we near me now future. I understand that people need to upload more playground profiles. Sometimes it takes a while for the app to actually open and find the playgrounds near me. I also think it is a little slow when trying to upload the pictures from the playground when on the playground profile.

Great but have suggestion


What a great app. Will be very helpful when traveling. I would like to make a suggestion though. It would be nice if edits could be made to existing park entries. Sometimes parks add equipment so it would be nice to be able to add an amenity or an equipment manufacturer.


Play Across America, LLC
32.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Play Across America, LLC


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