Aidan's


Playground

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 plan to rebuild the playground in September 2016.  Please donate today to help keep the project on track..has a projected build date of late summer 2016.  

Castle's Fate

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.

Littleton


Children's Fund

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!


August 2015
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! 


November 2014

Geralyn Miller and Littleton Girl Scout Troop 65221 design our new logo. CLICK HERE to see article.


If you want to help or have questions, please contact the Littleton Children's Fund at castleinthetrees@hotmail.com. You can also send us mail to:


Littleton Children's Fund

PO Box 2173

Littleton, MA 01460

​​(978) 925-7529



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​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

and 40% goes to the Castle Rebuild!

 CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM

Thanks to Wendy Abetz for this

TOGETHER WE BUILD Fundraiser! 

Playground Open Dawn to Dusk at 300 King St, Littleton, MA.

Click HERE to see the new design.

News


Contact Information

"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:









CLICK HERE TO SEE A TIME LAPSE OF ANOTHER COMMUNITY BUILD. LOOKS LIKE FUN!!

Castle in the Trees Community Rebuild

September 20 - 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.