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The Playful Child is an advocate of play. We believe hearts can heal through play and that children need more opportunity for unstructured play.


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The Playful Child's mission is to nurture the mental and physical health of children & families by cultivating the healing value of unstructured play in our community.


The Playful Child creates opportunities for children, families, and the community to grow and heal through play.

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Community…... is why I support the Playful Child Foundation. The sense of community they provide is one of “Family”... This organization is run well, and their board is driven with great values and vision...


Mike Telles

"Absolutely love this nonprofit.  Their social media ideas are very educational to raising a family.  The mission to build a park in Georgetown deserves a standing ovation.  The most important part is providing a support group to help families heal from the loss of a child."

Neva Kuchar

We can't wait to see this park come to life and have somewhere special for our daughter to be remembered while our son and daughter-on-the-way play...  

Elizabeth Ashcroft

Julie has to be one of the most passionate and driven people I have ever had the fortune of collaborating with....Every person involved with the Playful Child has a seat at the table because of shared vision and a commitment to the next generation...

Jeff Lindstrom

The Playful Child, a 501c3 located in Georgetown, TX, was founded in 2018 in loving memory of Kade Damian and his joyful, playful spirit.    


The physical embodiment of The Playful Child mission is

The Kade Damian Healing Hearts Park. 

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Play is the essence of childhood and it is essential to healthy, well-rounded child development. 

The Playful Child has established a contract with the City of Georgetown to design, fund, and build the 6-acre natural park and play space.  The Kade Damian Healing Hearts Park will be located at 1306 Country Club Road in Georgetown right along the San Gabriel Trail. 


The park is being designed to encourage unstructured play for everyone in a unique natural setting. It is our plan to honor all children who now live in our hearts and memories while allowing all hearts to heal through play.


Your generous donations of time, talent, and treasure are needed! 

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To our generous donors!

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