This build will take on Phase 2 of the project. The first phase was completed by city staff, consultants from Play by Design, a company contracted to assist with the rebuild, and construction workers after the initial community build was canceled.
"We're needing folks to help with this, especially in the community," said Phil Lozano, parks and recreation director for Highland Village.
Roughly 50 people will be needed for each shift every day, and each day will have three shifts. There were 103 volunteers set up as of June 23, and 850 total are needed, Lozano said at a City Council meeting.
An additional 25 volunteers from local Lowe's locations will be available for at least two shifts of the build as well as Marcus High School football team members for two shifts.
Those who volunteer are asked to bring their own masks, but some paper masks will be available for those without, Lozano said. Temperatures will be checked at sign in for each shift.
If a volunteer were to not feel well the day of their shift, they are encouraged to stay home, he said.
Volunteers will work in smaller, spaced out groups with the assistance of an assigned foreman to help encourage social distancing during the build. Tools, gloves and drinks will be handed out by specific individuals to avoid spread. Tools will be assigned to groups and will be cleaned each day, and there will be eight hand-washing stations available outside portable toilets, both of which will be washed each day, Lozano said.
Lozano, Fire Chief Michael Thompson and Play by Design will go over site safety before shifts each day. A first aid station will also be present, another new addition from previous community builds, Lozano said.
The city, the three Lewisville ISD elementary schools in Highland Village, Briarhill Middle School and the Marcus campuses will be honored with time capsules during the Kids Kastle build.
More information on the community build as well as links to the volunteer sign up can be found on the Highland Village website.