After almost two years of fundraising and planning, there is at last a brand new playground at the Castalia City Park. Materials were ordered last year but were received too late to get in the ground. As soon as the weather warmed this year, the entire Castalia Volunteer Fire Department and many other volunteers gathered to put the playground together and get it installed for years of future use. Local businesses also contributed to the project.
The previous playground was torn down due to safety concerns, but the new playground sets off the city park nicely, adding to the two picnic shelters, drinking fountain and bathroom facilities. Castalia Mayor Jamie Smith noted, “People are saying what a nice city park we have, and since the playground was installed it’s really being used. Bring the kids and check out our new playground.”