Greencastle Parks and Recreation Director Rod Weinschenk said wet weather in the spring hampered efforts to get the playground installed but that the job should be completed next week. Workers were waiting on the arrival of a slide to complete the installation, he said.
The playground is part of a major capital improvement project nearing completion at the south end of the sports park, which was funded by a Land and Water Conservation Grant given last year to the park board by the state.
On Friday, the park benefited from many helping hands taking part in the United Way's Day of Caring. Volunteers applied a fresh coat of red paint to the shelter houses at the south end of the park. They also applied mulch to several landscaping areas in the park.