The Castle Playground has entertained young residents of Kingsport and the Tri-Cities area for decades. After a quarter-century, the iconic wooden structure has reached the end of its expected life. The construction of the reimagined Castle Playground, designed primarily by Andrew Johnson Elementary School students, is sponsored by the Andrew Johnson PTO, a non-profit organization. Our vision is to rebuild a community funded, accessible, innovative playground for all the children of Kingsport.
Whether you are a skilled craftsman or just wanting an opportunity to improve our community, you can help by becoming a volunteer to make the castle a reality. We need individuals and groups that are willing to provide support and labor to construct the Castle over a 5-day building period. Playground construction will take place between March 5-10, 2019. Each day is broken into three shifts (1st Shift: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 2nd Shift: 12:30-4:30 p.m., 3rd Shift: 5-8:30 p.m.) and lunch and dinner are provided for all volunteers.