The Kids Kastle playground is complete and open for play beginning on Saturday, December 19. City staff, along with Play by Design, LLC, and small volunteer groups have completed the work on the community build project. The new Kids Kastle is an all-inclusive playground with a play area for 2-5 year olds and a play area of 5-12 year olds.
Kids Kastle includes 60 play features, most notably (and requested by the kids during Design Day) is the 85’ long zip line, all-inclusive merry-go-round, the Woodland Fort Climber, a 24’ long Caterpillar, a 6’ tall Climbing Rock, the Apollo spinner, the Giant Meteor Climber and so much more. The surfacing throughout the playground is synthetic turf which is the only antistatic protection synthetic turf available and made in the United States. The surfacing infill is Envirofill which is the cleanest turf infill as it uses Microban antimicrobial protection to help prevent the growth of bacteria and microbes that can cause stains, odors, and product deterioration. We heard from the parents in the community that covered seating throughout the play area was needed so the new Kids Kastle features four separate covered benches and one large seating area under the 16’ x 16’ metal roof shelter with an outlet and USB chargers.
“We had hoped to build Kids Kastle with the community, but with the restrictions in place due to COVID-19 we changed our direction. Families were ready to play on the new Kids Kastle, and given the year we have all had, we wanted to provide them that joy,” stated Mayor Charlotte Wilcox.
Kids Kastle will open on Saturday, December 19. A grand opening event will be held sometime in 2021.