Castle in the Trees Community Rebuild
September 21 - 25, 2016
The dream of a new playground will become a reality in September with your help.
A community build is like a Habitat for Humanity project. We need skilled and unskilled people from the community to help plan the event now, and to come out in September ready to saw, hammer and be a part of the 2nd Playground Community Build in Littleton.
CLICK HERE TO SEE A TIME LAPSE OF ANOTHER COMMUNITY BUILD. LOOKS LIKE FUN!!
"I WANT TO BE PART OF THIS EXCITING COMMUNITY BUILD! WHAT CAN I DO?"
Thanks for asking! There's a LOT you can do. Here are a few options:
URGENT NEED for Build Captains 9/21-25/16
We have 5 people committed to be on site for five 14 hour days, but we need another 5 Captains.. This is a huge commitment, but. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss if this is right for you.
Want to learn more about our rebuild efforts and how you can get involved? Watch the LCTV interview here.
Buy a 30 card box set of Usborne
Greeting Cards for $30
Thanks to Wendy Abetz for this
TOGETHER WE BUILD Fundraiser!
PLEASE NOTE: Castle in the Trees Playground and all of 300 King St
(Aidan's Playground and basketball courts) will be closed Tues. Sept. 6th
thru Oct. 1st.
Playground Open Dawn to Dusk at
300 King St, Littleton, MA.
Click HERE to see the new design.
Thank you to Eloquence Dance Centre and all the dancers. They raised $325 with a "ditch your leotard" fundraiser. Students could pay $1 not to wear a leotard to class during one in week in June.
May 2, 2016
Thank you to the Littleton Board of Selectman and the Littleton residents at Annual Town Meeting for approving $100,000 from the town's capital plan for Castle in the Trees Playground. We are much closer to reaching our fundraising goal!
March 28, 2016
Many thanks to DiNapoli Pizzeria for their fundraiser. $400 for the rebuild!
March 20, 2016
A big thanks to Mister Vic for putting on an energetic and entertaining concert! Kids and parents enjoyed dancing, singing and drumming with Mr. Vic. We raised $255 for the playground! Thank you Mister Vic for your musical talent and generosity!!!
March 15, 2016
Thank you to the the Henry Vincent Couper Foundation for giving a generous matching gift offer of $7,500. We met half the goal in 2015 and we raised $4,000 in early 2016.
March 5, 2106
A huge thanks to Sew be Crafty for hosting 2 pillow making events (one for kids and one for adults). We raised $600 for Castle in the Trees and everyone had a great time.
March 3, 2106
Thank you also to the John C. and Eunice B. Morrison Foundation for their $10,000 donation to our rebuild efforts.
December 5, 2015
Thank you to everyone that bought raffle tickets or made a donation at the Littleton Holiday bazaar. We raised $1,100 for the playground rebuild.
September 26, 2015
Thanks to the 9/25 Golf Outing Participants, we raised over $10,000 for the playground! Thanks to Dave McManus for making it happen!
Thanks to State Rep. James Arciero, State Senator Jamie Eldridge and the Littleton Board of Selectmen, a $100,000 was allocated in the state budget for the Castle playgeound rebuild.
June 9, 2015
Design Day was held at Shaker Lane and Russel Street Elementary Schools in Littleton. The kids shared their ideas to inspire the new design of the Castle Playground. It was unveiled that night at the Design Celebration.
March 19, 2015
A huge thanks to Mister Vic for putting on an energetic and entertaining concert! On a cold and snowy day, kids and parents enjoyed dancing, singing and drumming with Mr. Vic. We raised over $500 for the playground! Thank you Mister Vic for your musical talent and generosity!!!
January 19, 2015
Thank you LITTLETON SUB SHOPPE!! We raised over $800 at our Restaurant Day Fundraiser.
December 9, 2014
A BIG thank you to the following Littleton businesses for donating an item to the basket we raffled off at the Littleton Holiday bazaar on 12/6: Littleton Parks and Recreation, Happy Bands, LemonBee Pottery, Blue Hoot Soap, Mayil Handmade Scarves, Lotus Spirit Awakening, The Little Gym, Littleton Sub Shoppe,Littleton Café, Act III Restaurant, Minor Chord, My Town Sports, and Requesting Your Presence. We raised $427 for the playground!
Geralyn Miller and Littleton Girl Scout Troop 65221 design our new logo. CLICK HERE to see article.
Aidan's Playground is located at Castle in the Trees Playground. It was built in November, 2013 in memory of 10 month old Littleton resident Aidan Mallio who died in a drowning accident in July 2012.. The playground is for ages 2-5.
Littleton's Castle in the Trees playground was built by the community in 1991, and has long outlived its projected lifespan, thanks to maintenance by Littleton Children's Fund and others. However, it is nearing a point where maintenance and repair won't be able to keep it safe. Before this happens, the Rebuild Castle Committee has pledged to raise funds and rebuild Castle in the Trees, so that it won't be lost forever when that time comes. We will be rebuilding the playground in September 2016.
Castle Playground was built by many members of the Littleton community in 1991. They created a non-profit group, The Littleton Children's Fund (LCF), to maintain the playground. In 2014 the town took over maintenance, but LCF continues to support the playground.