Central Park - 425 Wells Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Kids Castle is all wrapped up:
Kids Castle in Central Park, Doylestown Township, Pa is temporarily under wraps and will be closed until Phase 1 of the restoration. The Save Kids Castle team is hard at work making the repairs necessary to preserve and improve this Bucks County icon. Restoration of the Castle’s interior began after the Castle closed on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The project, which will be completed in a series of three Phases, includes revamping the Castle’s interior, repairs to the surrounding playground, and adding innovative new play spaces. The plan is to complete all Phases within two years if all funding goals are met.
Kids Castle is a community funded project that was built in 1997 without the use of any tax dollars. All major renovations of the Castle and the surrounding play areas over the past fifteen years have been accomplished through financial support from the community, volunteer work and in-kind donations of goods and services. Kids Castle has reached another milestone and is now in need of restoration and repairs. This project when completed will also include innovative play areas and structures that were inspired by Kids for Kids. To continue providing this wonderful and unique play area as a place where many cherished memories have been experienced, Kids Castle needs your support. Click the links below for more information about the repairs
Kids Castle, located in Central Park, is an eight story wooden playground structure designed & named by children of Doylestown Township through an art contest in 1996. On February 5, 1997, Kids Castle Committee, Township staff, residents and children of the community met with architect Bob Leathers of Leathers Associates, Ithaca, New York to work on refining the initial playground design.
Thanks to the efforts of over three thousand dedicated volunteers and the generosity of numerous sponsors, Kids Castle became a reality on Sunday, June 22, 1997. In October 1996, the playground committee chaired by Jeff and Dawn Byers began the overwhelming task of overseeing the entire playground project. The committee raised over $200,000, recruited volunteers and acquisitioned countless tools, construction materials, tents, trailers, food service, and child care. This culminated in the monumental task of constructing the playground in a twelve day period!
The call went out, and the community responded. Volunteers young and old came together to work side by side with the architectural staff to bring the children's vision of a dream playground come to life. As you cross over the drawbridge, you enter a magical world that includes a 35-foot high castle with a huge twisty slide, a very friendly dragon, a tree house, a barn yard, a rocket ship, a downtown promenade for toddlers, a multitude of slides and swings and a children's amphitheater.
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