Spencer Park’s Earth Care Castle being removed; unsafe structure to be replaced in early spring

Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by Logansport Parks and Recreation Department

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Parks and Recreation Department

The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has announced that the playground at the north end of Spencer Park is being demolished to make room for a new playground structure.

The Earth Care Castle was built in 2003 with the help of the Cass County Solid Waste Management District. It was the first of its kind in Logansport, being constructed with 100% recycled materials. It was also a “community built” project that involved many volunteers in its construction.

The lifespan of most playgrounds is 15-20 years, and this playground was no exception. Several structural issues were making the playground
unsafe for children to continue its use, and the decision was made to remove and replace the Earth Care Castle.

The new playground structure will also be the first of its kind in Logansport. It will be a climbing structure made entirely of cables encased in rope fibers to create a net-like play structure. Musical chimes will also be part of the new playground.

Installation of the new structure is scheduled to take place later this winter or in the early spring.