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Kids Castle is Open Now for Play Sunrise to Sunset, 7-Days a Week. Come Experience the Excitement!

The Kids Castle playground has reopened for play with more improvements for Children of All Abilities.

The size and scope of this most recent project was extensive.

During this temporary closure, two new inclusive play areas were created that meet the needs of children with a variety of abilities at all ends of the spectrum to encourage and enable them to play with one another.

Through these upgrades, children are able to participate equally and independently at their own skill levels with their siblings, neighbors, caregivers, and friends.

Play features are also included for children with visual impairment, hearing impairment, autism/SPD, mobility impairment, and cognitive disabilities.

In addition to inclusive play upgrades, the size of each play area was also increased and Poured-in-Place (PIP) safety surfacing was installed.

This PIP safety surfacing helps provide equal access to all and ease in maneuverability for children and adults who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

There was also plenty improved unseen beneath the surface, which involved excavation & the installation of subsurface drainage pipes, rough grading, formwork & concrete pours, the installation of a stone subbase, retaining walls, and so much more.

We are fortunate that everyone involved with all our projects from the volunteers, construction workers, equipment vendors, and the Township staff & personnel are always ‘Kid Focused First’.

Meaning, all play features are well thought out, safely installed and inspected prior to reopening, and work is completed competently in a timely manner with a high standard of professionalism.

The successful completion of this improvement project marks another step in the ongoing ‘Build the Kingdom’ campaign, aimed at achieving and expanding inclusive play at the playground for children of all abilities including those of special needs.

These improvements at Kids Castle would not be possible without the generous support of volunteers, donors, the Township, and the entire community.

The Friends of Kids Castle volunteers continue to actively fundraise for additional upgrades that are needed.

Please consider a donation in any amount you can afford through the Donate Your Way section of our website.

Help keep Kids Castle alive & well and continuing forward!

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The new Pirate Ship is installed!

Kids Castle Pirate ribbon cut - by Chris HillOur new Pirate Ship is installed and presenting wonderful adventures to all the children. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating at the Pirate Party Ribbon Cutting ceremony that took place in September.

There was plenty of entertainment for all to enjoy starting with the wonderful music provided by DJ Lobie from Lobie Entertainment who set the festive mood for our event.

Chris Hill Photography  163All our little pirates where running around with their faces painted by the talented Scott Stellwagon (215.595.6425) who donated his time and talent to help make this a celebration memorable.

Scott also works at FocusMX which is a large ongoing in-kind contributor to the Kids Castle cause – they completely redesigned our website and are helping Kids Castle in so many other ways.

CB Cares provided a fun free prize drawing with games for all the children to enjoy and also brought along a couple of volunteers who dressed as a pirate and tinkerbell – they helped make all the children feel very special.

Chris Hill Photography  011We also had three wonderful pirates from the Village Players dressed in full regalia interacting with the crowd – they came to us straight from the The Village Renaissance Faire.

Many wonderful volunteers from SoferWare helped set up everything for the event and hosted the Kids Castle table all day. SofterWare is a long time in-kind supporter of Kids Castle – they’ve been with us helping since the beginning of Phase 1.

Chris Hill Photography  074And it was so very special when Dr. Kahley, Principal of Kutz Elementary School handed over so many hand written thank-you notes that were made by all the Kutz kids to our Pirate Ship sponsorship .  Then they all gathered together, pulled out the pirate eye patches from their back pockets and proceeded to sing a wonderful ‘piratey’ song that they all learned in just four days. The crowd went wild with applause.

Then the big moment when the Pirate Party gave way to the ceremonial red ribbon being cut and all our little pirates rushed aboard the new Pirate Ship and had lots of fun.

A Big Thank You to Andrew’s Friends Fund our sponsor who fully funding the purchase of Kids Castle’s new Pirate Ship. Thank You for making all of this happen!

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