Kids Kastle Community Build - Postponed

The City of Highland Village has issued an emergency declaration in order to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe in light of coronavirus (COVID-19). The City has cancelled all events, programs and activities through May 13. Unfortunately that means our Kids Kastle Community Build project we had scheduled to begin on March 23 has been postponed. We know many of you have signed up to volunteer for the build and we hope you’ll consider doing so again when we set the new date.

We are excited to share information with you on the Kids Kastle community build project. A little history, the Kids Kastle play area was designed and built by the community in 1994. Since that time many families have enjoyed playing at Kids Kastle. The structure has reached the end of its useful life and is in need of replacement. We are including the community again to help us design and build the new play structure.

A design day community kick-off meeting took place on Saturday, September 7 at Briarhill Middle School. Laura Sehn, the consultant with Play By Design, began by visiting Highland Village elementary schools on Friday, September 6 to gather ideas for the design of the new Kids Kastle playground. Students drew their dream playground and provided the consultant their ideas in small group sessions. On Saturday, residents attending Design Day entered Briarhill Middle School to find hundreds of student drawings lining the walls of the gymnasium. Laura sought ideas for the re-design of the play area from the children in attendance and the parents. She then retreated to an office and began to draw the schematic design based on what she learned from children and parents. At 6:30 p.m. that evening residents returned to Briarhill Middle School for the design reveal. View the 3-D drawing here.

Be sure to register on this site to ensure you are kept up to date with all the information on the Kids Kastle rebuild.

The City of Highland Village has issued an emergency declaration in order to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe in light of coronavirus (COVID-19). The City has cancelled all events, programs and activities through May 13. Unfortunately that means our Kids Kastle Community Build project we had scheduled to begin on March 23 has been postponed. We know many of you have signed up to volunteer for the build and we hope you’ll consider doing so again when we set the new date.

We are excited to share information with you on the Kids Kastle community build project. A little history, the Kids Kastle play area was designed and built by the community in 1994. Since that time many families have enjoyed playing at Kids Kastle. The structure has reached the end of its useful life and is in need of replacement. We are including the community again to help us design and build the new play structure.

A design day community kick-off meeting took place on Saturday, September 7 at Briarhill Middle School. Laura Sehn, the consultant with Play By Design, began by visiting Highland Village elementary schools on Friday, September 6 to gather ideas for the design of the new Kids Kastle playground. Students drew their dream playground and provided the consultant their ideas in small group sessions. On Saturday, residents attending Design Day entered Briarhill Middle School to find hundreds of student drawings lining the walls of the gymnasium. Laura sought ideas for the re-design of the play area from the children in attendance and the parents. She then retreated to an office and began to draw the schematic design based on what she learned from children and parents. At 6:30 p.m. that evening residents returned to Briarhill Middle School for the design reveal. View the 3-D drawing here.

Be sure to register on this site to ensure you are kept up to date with all the information on the Kids Kastle rebuild.

  • Kids Kastle Closes for Reconstruction

    4 months ago

    Kids Kastle and the plaza area will be closed for reconstruction beginning Dec. 2 through Summer 2020. The existing Kids Kastle will be demolished and the new community designed play area will be constructed.

    Kids Kastle and the plaza area will be closed for reconstruction beginning Dec. 2 through Summer 2020. The existing Kids Kastle will be demolished and the new community designed play area will be constructed.

  • Help Us Build a Better Kids Kastle

    5 months ago
    In November 2017 the City held a bond election for street and park improvements and the Kids Kastle rebuild was one of the projects identified. Voters approved the project at an estimated base cost of $600,250.00.

    Our goal is to use the funds that the voters approved, which will build a nice accessible playground. Our ultimate goal is to build a playground for people of all ages and abilities. This would be a state of the art playground designed to be safe and engaging for families with children of varying capabilities and to allow parents, grandparents, and disabled veterans with...

    In November 2017 the City held a bond election for street and park improvements and the Kids Kastle rebuild was one of the projects identified. Voters approved the project at an estimated base cost of $600,250.00.

    Our goal is to use the funds that the voters approved, which will build a nice accessible playground. Our ultimate goal is to build a playground for people of all ages and abilities. This would be a state of the art playground designed to be safe and engaging for families with children of varying capabilities and to allow parents, grandparents, and disabled veterans with limited mobility to actively participate with children and grandkids on the move. We are asking for your help in reaching this goal.

    We are seeking sponsorship to help pay for items like:
    • Improved surfacing that will allow adults and kids with limited mobility to easily traverse across the surface unlike engineered wood fiber which does not allow for a smooth, stable, and consistent surface for wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility aids.
    • Larger, covered seating area
    • Additional play features like the Woodland Fort Climber and Climbing Caterpillar
    • Upgraded or larger inclusive merry-go-round, which will accommodate children of varying capabilities.
    This new vision of an All-Abilities Playground will better support social interaction, cognitive development and will promote and encourage inclusion with kids and adults with special needs. In addition, it helps children develop empathy towards children with special needs while playing with each other. We wish to build a playground for kids and adults with all abilities on all levels, where children and adults with disabilities can engage with their peers and feel welcomed.

    We're ready to partner with you! Contact us if you have questions. Sponsorship information

  • Come Build with Us! Sign up to be a Volunteer

    7 months ago

    The City of Highland Village has issued an emergency declaration in order to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe in light of coronavirus (COVID-19). The City has cancelled all events, programs and activities through May 13. Unfortunately that means our Kids Kastle Community Build project we had scheduled to begin on March 23 has been postponed. We know many of you have signed up to volunteer for the build and we hope you’ll consider doing so again when we set the new date.


    The City of Highland Village has issued an emergency declaration in order to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe in light of coronavirus (COVID-19). The City has cancelled all events, programs and activities through May 13. Unfortunately that means our Kids Kastle Community Build project we had scheduled to begin on March 23 has been postponed. We know many of you have signed up to volunteer for the build and we hope you’ll consider doing so again when we set the new date.