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!

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.

May, 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 rebuild. It now has to be passed by Gov. Charlie Baker. Fingers and toes are crossed!​​

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.


Contact Information

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

Littleton Children's Fund

PO Box 2173

Littleton, MA 01460

​​(978) 925-7529




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. The new Castle 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.


Children's Fund


 Please help us reach our financial goal, and then come out and help us build the playground in September of 2016.

Support the playground and support Littleton.

Click HERE to download our sponsor packet. 

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

Click HERE to see the new design.

A huge THANK YOU to Rep. James Arciero, Sen. Jamie Eldridge and the Littleton Board of Selectmen. 

$100,000 is in the budget to rebuild Castle in the Trees!

Along with Cataldo Landscaping's generous donation to prepare the site, we now need to raise $115,000. We're almost 2/3 of the way to our original goal! 

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. 

Go to our REBUILD COMMITTEE page to see some volunteer opportunities.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Donovan or Kristi Bates at 

Want to learn more about our rebuild efforts and how you can get involved? Watch the LCTV interview here.

Help Support the rebuild with a Personalized Fence Picket.

Click HERE for more information.  

The deadline to order is June 1, 2016 or until they sell out.