A Playground fit for a Prince or Princess
Play Pittsburgh, a group of real Moms and kids who know how to have fun, blog about great places for families in the Pittsburgh area.
In their words, “Kids Castle in Cranberry is, hands down, the most amazing playground we’ve ever been to in Pittsburgh.” Read more about their visit…
Kids Castle Playground
Kids Castle playground, in Cranberry Township’s Community Park, creates a fantasy world of sights, sounds, and play equipment, specifically designed for children ages 2 through 12. Climbing, bouncing, rolling and swinging equipment appropriate for children of different ages, is arranged into three themed play areas, corresponding to the Cranberry of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
The play apparatus in each of three areas was selected to reflect the technology and culture of its time.
- The Past area consists of swings, climbing spaces, rolling hills, and spring-mounted riding animals.
- The Present area incorporates the features most requested by the students surveyed, including many of the same features found in Playground Palace.
- The Future area includes futuristic EVOS play structures, Mobius climbers, a bubble rider, and other leading-edge equipment.
Kids Castle’s landscaping features picnic tables, benches, and decorative pathways, all of which are fully handicap accessible and built to current standards of playground safety as well as expectations of creating a memorable time. Free parking for parents and guardians is available adjacent to the playground.
The playground is open to the public, free of charge, during daylight hours all year long.
Kids Castle is a community-built playground and it replaced a 22-year old wooden known as Playtime Palace. It was dedicated in late September 2013. Construction involved approximately 300 community volunteers, in addition to work by the Township's Public Works personnel and the project contractor.
Donations from residents, local businesses, Cranberry Township Community Chest (CTCC) and the Cranberry CUP organization, together with contributions from the municipal government of Cranberry Township, financed the $500,000 facility, as the 2013 Project of the Year.