Doylestown Township Parks & Recreation

Kids' Castle

Central Park - 425 Wells Road
Doylestown, PA 18901


General Information

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week - Dawn to Dusk

Location:

Kids Castle is located within Central Park in Doylestown Township at 425 Wells Road, Doylestown PA

Ages:
At present (2014), play equipment located within the playground, including the castle structure is designated for use by 5-12 year old children. Additionally, there are tot swings available for use by 2-5 year old children.  

Upon completion of the rebuild project designated areas will be available for 2-5 and 5-12 year old users as well as the addition of an inclusive structure for all abilities (2-12 years).

No structure or play component (i.e., slides, swings, climbing apparatus, sliding poles, etc.) within the playground is intended/recommended for use by individuals over the age of 12 years nor adults.  

Kids Castle Restoration/Rebuild Project:
Kids Castle reopened after the completion of Phase 1 in September 2013. The Save Kids Castle team is hard at work raising money for the completion of Phases 2 & 3. 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 and/or to donate.

History:
Kids Castle, located in Central Park, Doylestown PA 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.




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Current Activities
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Program Activity Teams Date Time
Group Day - Open to Public Thursday July 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Thursday July 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Thursday July 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Thursday July 31, 2014 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Tuesday August 5, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Tuesday August 5, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Wednesday August 6, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Thursday August 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Thursday August 7, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Tuesday August 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open to Public & Group Day Tuesday August 12, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Open to Public - Group Day Wednesday August 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Thursday August 14, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Tuesday August 19, 2014 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Group Visit - Open to Public Wednesday August 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Group Day - Open to Public Tuesday August 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM