The Castle has entertained young residents of Kingsport and the Tri-Cities area for decades. The aging wooden structure is in dispair. The Castle Playground is sponsored by Andrew Johnson PTO, a non-profit organization. Our goal is to rebuild a community funded, accessible, innovative playground for all the children of Kingsport.


Whether you are a skilled craftsman, a childcare expert or just wanting an opportunity to improve our community you can help by becoming a volunteer to help make the castle a reality.


Ability Whirl

A Merry-go-round that is widely accessible and can even take wheelchairs for a spin.

Biggo Swings

A group swing for kids of all ages and abilities.

Personalized Pickets

By donating only $50 you can get your own personalized engraved picket. Donate and become a permanent part of the new playground!


We are looking for volunteers to help us make The Castle a reality. It’s simple! Tell us your name, e-mail address and make a selection(s) from the volunteer opportunities menu.


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Thank you to our sponsors! The Castle is fully funded by the community.

Our organization is formed exclusively of volunteers. 100% of all fundraising dollars go directly toward the playground project. You can become a permanent part of The Castle and get your own personalized picket! Donations can also be sent to Andrew Johnson Elementary School at 1001 Ormond Dr. Kingsport, TN 37664