Playground Projects

Play It Forward

Emmanuel Foundation was initially formed to create an environment of hope and fun for children in developing countries. We are convinced that every child should have the right to play, which is vital in their development and reaching their full potential. In serving children through this initiative our desire is to see positive transformation in children, families and whole communities.

Emmanuel Foundation has installed over 75 playgrounds in 24 different countries around the world to date!

Help us find playgrounds to be reused!
If your community has been thinking of upgrading their playground, rather than sending the decommissioned equipment to the landfill consider how you might ‘Play It Forward’. There are countless children that have no access to developmental play and you could make a world of difference in their lives by recycling that playground!

Emmanuel Foundation gathers and refurbishes equipment, restoring it to a safe and fun structure that can be reinstalled in developing nations where underprivileged children may receive the gift of recreation and play!

Vital to the success of Emmanuel Foundation is securing playgrounds that are being decommissioned. Please contact us should you know of a playground that is being removed and may have the potential to be ‘Played Forward’ at

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Article 31: Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

Click Here to read stories from past Playground Projects

Click Here to see pictures from past Playground Projects

Playground 1

Playground 2