Sign-up as Castle Park II build week approaches: Volunteers, tools and food needed


By Tom Barr - tbarr@wnewsj.com



These signs are around town encouraging residents to volunteer during Castle Park II build week May 13-19.

These signs are around town encouraging residents to volunteer during Castle Park II build week May 13-19.


News Journal file photo

This is how the next Castle Park will look for today’s kids as well as for future generations.


Courtesy photo

WILMINGTON — “If you come, they will build it.” — “Field of Dreams” (sort of)

The big week is approaching as the City of Wilmington and its Parks & Recreation Department is asking a small army of volunteers to assemble — and then begin assembling the new playground at David Williams Memorial Park.

Twenty-five years ago community volunteers built Castle Park. It had a great 25-year run, but now it’s time to construct Castle Park II for the next generations of Clinton County’s kids.

“Projects like this really show how special communities of Wilmington’s size really are and how persistent we are,” Parks & Rec Director Jermaine Isaac recently told the News Journal. “With how busy we all are in 2019, for us to able to slow down a week for one great cause, for our kids, something that’s going to be in our community for 30 years … it’ll be great to have us show up and show out, as they say.”

How to help

The city plans to host an all-volunteer community construction week May 13-19 (Monday through Sunday) with around 70 volunteers for each of the three, four-hour shifts — for all skills and interest levels:

• 8 a.m.-noon

• 12:30-4:30 p.m.

• 5-9 p.m.

They are also seeking donations of tools as well as food and drinks for the volunteers.

For more information as well as to sign up for a shift as well as to donate food and/or tools, visit the Facebook page “Castle Park II Build Week”; the URL is www.facebook.com/events/397797114303203/ .

These signs are around town encouraging residents to volunteer during Castle Park II build week May 13-19.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_signs.jpgThese signs are around town encouraging residents to volunteer during Castle Park II build week May 13-19. News Journal file photo

This is how the next Castle Park will look for today’s kids as well as for future generations.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_Castle-Park-II.jpgThis is how the next Castle Park will look for today’s kids as well as for future generations. Courtesy photo

By Tom Barr

tbarr@wnewsj.com