Volunteers dig in and get dirty to build Castle Park II; here’s how you can pitch in


Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. Sunday night’s final kickoff safety meeting with committee members and team captains.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Volunteers persist through the cold and wet conditions presented to them on Monday as they start work on the new castle playground at David Williams Park on Monday.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Volunteers persist through the cold and wet conditions presented to them on Monday as they start work on the new castle playground at David Williams Park on Monday.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Wilmington Parks Director Jermaine Isaac, second from right, and other volunteers work through the rain to get started on the new castle playground at David Williams Memorial Park on Monday.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Volunteers from Wilmington Savings Bank and Great Oaks Career Campus trudge through the mud on the first day of castle playground construction on Monday at David Williams Memorial Park.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Some volunteers from Great Oaks role up their sleeves and get to work on the new castle playground at David Williams Memorial Park on Monday.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Many community-minded volunteers, including from Wilmington Savings Bank, dug in and got dirty early Monday morning to help build Castle Park II. Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.


John Hamilton | News Journal

WILMINGTON — The work is underway.

Despite a gloomy morning followed by a damp afternoon,volunteers began construction of Castle Park II playground Monday as the City of Wilmington and its Parks & Recreation Department has asked volunteers to build the new playground at David Williams Memorial Park.

The city is hosting an all-volunteer community construction week Monday through Sunday (May 19) with around 70 volunteers needed 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/ .

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_castle-7-6.jpgEven the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. Sunday night’s final kickoff safety meeting with committee members and team captains.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_castle-1-6.jpgEven the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. Sunday night’s final kickoff safety meeting with committee members and team captains. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_castle-3-6.jpgEven the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_castle-4-6.jpgEven the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_castle-5-6.jpgEven the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_castle-6-6.jpgEven the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Volunteers persist through the cold and wet conditions presented to them on Monday as they start work on the new castle playground at David Williams Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0824-3.jpgVolunteers persist through the cold and wet conditions presented to them on Monday as they start work on the new castle playground at David Williams Park on Monday. John Hamilton | News Journal

Volunteers persist through the cold and wet conditions presented to them on Monday as they start work on the new castle playground at David Williams Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0828-3.jpgVolunteers persist through the cold and wet conditions presented to them on Monday as they start work on the new castle playground at David Williams Park on Monday. John Hamilton | News Journal

Wilmington Parks Director Jermaine Isaac, second from right, and other volunteers work through the rain to get started on the new castle playground at David Williams Memorial Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0831-3.jpgWilmington Parks Director Jermaine Isaac, second from right, and other volunteers work through the rain to get started on the new castle playground at David Williams Memorial Park on Monday. John Hamilton | News Journal

Volunteers from Wilmington Savings Bank and Great Oaks Career Campus trudge through the mud on the first day of castle playground construction on Monday at David Williams Memorial Park.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0842-3.jpgVolunteers from Wilmington Savings Bank and Great Oaks Career Campus trudge through the mud on the first day of castle playground construction on Monday at David Williams Memorial Park. John Hamilton | News Journal

Some volunteers from Great Oaks role up their sleeves and get to work on the new castle playground at David Williams Memorial Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0838-3.jpgSome volunteers from Great Oaks role up their sleeves and get to work on the new castle playground at David Williams Memorial Park on Monday. John Hamilton | News Journal

Many community-minded volunteers, including from Wilmington Savings Bank, dug in and got dirty early Monday morning to help build Castle Park II. Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/05/web1_DSC_0820-3.jpgMany community-minded volunteers, including from Wilmington Savings Bank, dug in and got dirty early Monday morning to help build Castle Park II. Even the cold, drizzling weather can’t deter the volunteers from working on the construction of the new playground at David Williams Park on Monday. John Hamilton | News Journal