Happening now: Volunteers start building Roxhill Castle

November 2, 2012 at 10:15 am | In How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 7 Comments

It takes a peninsula to build a playground. That’s Mike Shilley from Highland Park, one of the first volunteers getting to work in Westwood’s Roxhill Park this morning, as the “community build” of the new Roxhill Castle play structure begins.

Over the next several days, hundreds of volunteers will work in shifts – but even if you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late to join them.

You can just show up at the site (across Barton from Westwood Village), or you can check out the newest information at the community site for the project, roxhillcastle.wordpress.com.

7 Comments

  1. I’ll be there tomorrow!

    Comment by Jeff — 10:48 am November 2, 2012 #

  2. I volunteered this morning and it was a great experience. Very organized and a great way to meet people!

    Comment by eileen — 2:57 pm November 2, 2012 #

  3. Is Mr Shilley an Englishman?

    Comment by pam — 4:33 pm November 2, 2012 #

  4. Pam – Since he also is a community advocate who I’ve seen and heard at many a meeting, I don’t think I’m talking out of school to reply that he has a delightful accent, but whether it’s British, Australian, etc., I’m not sure!

    Comment by WSB — 4:39 pm November 2, 2012 #

  5. Was so fun today! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to volunteer and start this project off. We also had amazing food donations, too many donors to name here but we will post official thank you’s to all of the supporters of this project. While I was working today, I was totally picturing my little boy, who is now almost 2 years old, growing up on this playground. Volunteers are still needed, especially Monday and Tuesday – It is not too late to join us in creating an amazing community space!

    Comment by lina — 9:02 pm November 2, 2012 #

  6. Pam,

    Mr Shilley was born an Englishman (he has some great stories of life during wartime, ask him sometime). He’s a West Seattleite and proud Delridgian these days.

    Comment by mcbride — 9:12 pm November 2, 2012 #

  7. Thank you! When I saw his name I had this wonderful memory of him teaching me how to properly eat a soft boiled egg! Silly, that had to have been more then 35 years ago, but somehow it popped into my head!

    Comment by pam — 5:28 pm November 3, 2012 #

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