Highland Village delays community build for Kids Kastle until 2021

Highland Village announced the continued delay of a community build for Kids Kastle until sometime in 2021. (Brian Pardue/Community Impact Newspaper)
Highland Village announced the continued delay of a community build for Kids Kastle until sometime in 2021. (Brian Pardue/Community Impact Newspaper)

Highland Village announced the continued delay of a community build for Kids Kastle until sometime in 2021. (Brian Pardue/Community Impact Newspaper)

The community build for Highland Village's Kids Kastle is delayed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic, this time until 2021.

"We were hopeful we could complete Phase 2 of the build this summer, however with the current state of COVID-19 in the North Texas area we must postpone the community build portion of the project,” Parks and Recreation Director Phil Lozano said in a July 7 release.

The build, originally scheduled for March, had been rescheduled for July 20-25, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper.

Now, the city is working with consultant Play by Design to find a time in early 2021 for the community event.

“The residents of Highland Village desire to complete this project as a community build, and we will honor their wishes when it is safe to do so,” Lozano said.


This build will be the second phase of construction for the play area. The first was completed by city staff, construction workers and Play by Design consultants in May.
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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