Community Park and Kids Castle Playground

Location:111 Ernie Mashuda Dr., Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Hours: Sunrise to 11:00 PM

Fields: Park Fields Status

Park Map: Community Park Map

Hiking/Walking: Trail Loop: (0.5 mi.)

Contact: Parks & Recreation Department  Ph: 724-779-4386

Services:  Restrooms. 

Concessions: During athletic events

Handicap Accessible: Yes 

Parking: Free, in designated areas

Wi-Fi: Free, during park hours, courtesy of Armstrong

Park Features: Rotary Amphitheater sponsored by Armstrong, Kids Castle Playground, Rotary Dog Park, 3 Picnic Shelters with grills and picnic tables (Jaycees Shelter, Lions Shelter, Rotary Shelter), Athletic Fields, 2 Sand Volleyball Courts, 5 lighted Baseball Fields, a lighted Football Field with bleacher seating, Basketball Court, 4 lighted Tennis Courts open to the public. 

Dogs: Dogs are permitted on designated areas and trails in Community Park. They must be leashed at all times and are not permitted on sports fields or Kids Castle Playground.  

Dogs are welcome to attend the Township’s Thursday Concerts in the Park and Family Movies in the Park events at the Rotary Amphitheater. However, dogs are NOT permitted in the park during the week of CTCC Community Days.

As they have done at North Boundary Park, the Township’s K9 Connection group will serve as Ambassadors to educate owners on rules. Waste stations and signage will be installed later this summer. The pilot program will be reviewed by Township staff to determine its success.

Park Rules: 

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.

The playground includes common areas, a small circular brick stage, terraced steps, walkways, open areas, trees and adjacent child-friendly restrooms. 

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. 

Kids Castle is a community-built playground that 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. 

In 2022, after nine years of heavy use, Kids Castle was given the royal treatment, and Cranberry CUP once again stepped up to help as the title sponsor for the project. Renovations refreshed the play area and made it safer for parents and children. New features, including a new playground apparatus, kid-size zipline, additional and new surface space, and a grand entranceway.

Learn more about the project and how to contribute by visiting