Join fellow golf enthusiasts on June 3 at Doylestown Country Club for an 18-hole scramble to Benefit Kids Castle.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
It will be the last time Kids Castle will be open for playtime before being closed for a months-long refurbishment.
If your kids love Kids Castle, they've got one more chance to play there before it closes for months. Kids Castle, in Doylestown Township's Central Park, is in need of repair, refurbishment and replacement. It will close in a few weeks for the upgrade project to commence; organizers hope to see the Castle reopen in June. To mark the playground's closing, have fun, and raise some more money for the restoration effort, the Save Kids Castle committee will host an egg hunt and "wrap party." It will take place on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kids Castle Playground at 425 Wells Road, Doylestown. Organizers said the egg hunt will be organized by age groups: Families can enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages as well as arts…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The volunteer group working to save the iconic playground in Doylestown Township is holding a public meeting on Feb. 28.
News that the iconic playground Kids Castle needs repair work has galvanized many community members - but has scared others. Volunteers leading the effort to raise money to restore the multi-storied castle playground say rumors have begun spreading that the castle is going to close forever and not reopen. So, to combat the spread of the rumors, the group is inviting the public to a town hall-style meeting to talk about the project. "We really just want to get the message out there about what we're trying to do, which is save Kids Castle for future generations," said Joe Salvati, who is helping to handle communications for the volunteer group. The Friends of Kids Castle will introduce Salvati and the other volunteers who are directing the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The 3-foot tiles removed from the playground in Doylestown Township's Central Park have been returned.
Good news for Kids Castle supporters. "The Mercer tile artwork that went missing at the Castle was returned, no questions asked," said Shawn Touhill. "So we’re grateful to have that back." Touhill is a Doylestown Township supervisor and volunteer helping in the effort to save the iconic playground in Central Park. Michelle Roemer Schoen, publicity chair of the volunteer group Save Kids Castle, confirmed Thursday that the two missing tiles had been returned. The The two missing pieces are three-foot replicas of Henry Mercer's Fall and Winter tiles, part of a set depicting the seasons, Roemer Schoen said. The theft was discovered Sunday, Dec. 9. Members of the group's Arts and Beautification committee had returned to the play castle to …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The culprits have a few days to return the artwork, no questions asked, but after that, the "Knights of Kids Castle" will be on patrol.
Unknown thieves have stolen three-foot replicas of Henry Mercer's fall and winter tiles from their home at Kids Castle in Doylestown Township's Central Park. The culprits have until Friday at 4 p.m. to return the artwork, no questions asked. The theft, however, has prompted the formation of a new community watch group to patrol the playground, which is undergoing a restoration effort. "Although this is disappointing, this will not deter us from our mission and only makes our drive stronger to engage the community to help us save the Castle from vandals and thieves like this," said Dawn Byers, one of the leaders of the Save Kids Castle group organizaing the effort to restore the playground. The theft was discovered Sunday morning when …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Kids are encouraged to bring castle draws, ideas and Christmas wishes for the new playground.
Santa Claus is a busy guy this time of year, but he's still finding time to donate a few hours to the effort to save Kids Castle, the iconic play castle in Doylestown Township's Central Park. Santa will visit Kids Castle on Saturday, Dec. 8. As is Santa's tradition in Doylestown, he will arrive by fire truck, and is expected to appear at 9:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera to get a free photo with Santa. The event is free, but families are asked to bring some coins for Santa's kettle; all proceeds will not only to go the effort to save Kids Castle, but Byers Choice will match all the donations that Santa gathers on Saturday. Santa's appearance is sponsored by Byers Choice Ltd. and Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law. The Save …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
More than 80 people have come together to raise money to repair, restore and replace parts of the iconic Kids Castle playground, but more are needed.
Annie Biedermann has grown up with Kids Castle and wants other young children to be able to do so as well. When the 12-year-old's dad told her that the iconic playground in Doylestown's Central Park was deteriorating and in need of repair, she didn't hesitate. "When my dad asked if I wanted to help save it, I immediately said yes. It has been a major part of my life and it’s very important to me," Biedermann told Doylestown Township supervisors Tuesday night. Annie, a 7th grader at Lenape Middle School, is now on the Save Kids Castle middle-school committee. She is one of more than 80 people who have stepped forward to serve on committees to organize efforts to save the 7-story play castle. The effort still needs more leaders, though, …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Friends of Kids Castle are looking for committee chairs and volunteers to take on the effort to restore the iconic playground in Central Park.
A meeting Wednesday night in Central Park kicked off the effort to save Kids Castle for future kids to enjoy. The multi-storied wooden castle is in need of renovations and replacement of equipment that has just about reached its expected lifespan, said organizer Dawn Byers. Volunteers are needed to form the committees and get the effort underway. To sign up as a volunteer, check out the online volunteer form. To keep up with news from the Friends of the Kids Castle, Byers encouraged people to joint the group's Facebook page. The group's next meeting will be Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m.; the location has yet to be determined.
Come to Kids Castle in Doylestown's Central Park tonight to find out how to help save the iconic playland.
Fifteen years of small feet hiding and seeking, sliding and jousting, and pounding up and down hidden stairways have taken their toll on the "crown jewel" of Doylestown-area parks. Built in 1997 through a massive community-wide effort, Kids Castle in Doylestown Township's Central Park is reaching the end of its lifespan. If it is to survive for future generations of children, it needs help now. That was the message from one woman Tuesday night at the Doylestown Township supervisors' meeting. And it will be the message she and other volunteers will share tonight at a meeting - a rally, of sorts - at Kids Castle. Dawn Byers went before the township supervisors Tuesday to ask their blessing in moving forward with a campaign to rally …