As former devotees of the old Roxhill Castle play structure – when our now-teenager was playground age – we were surprised to see, on a visit at sunset tonight, how much the in-progress new Roxhill Castle reminds us of its predecessor. Even the components alongside the main structure:
That was the point, of course – why community members and the project team ultimately fought to get a replacement structure that wasn’t “just like every other playground nowadays,” though it cost a bit extra and required the community construction work that is happening right now.
Two more days of construction are scheduled – and as one volunteer wrote in a comment on the photo gallery published here earlier today, “WE NEED YOU!” We noticed in our end-of-day visit that there’s plenty of room for more volunteers. Your help would be the icing on the cake – or perhaps, the turret on the castle:
They’re scheduled to be back at work at 8 tomorrow morning at the park along 29th SW south of Barton – more info here. If it’s any incentive – local businesses have been donating food, including a round of Zippy’s Giant Burgers (as noted on Facebook tonight) and Stuffed Cakes (as noted on FB last night).
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