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Volunteers putting up playground at park in Litchfield, Minn.

LITCHFIELD — The new Litchfield Community Built Playground project is entering its final days and people of all ages are invited to take part in Build Week activities.

Volunteer shifts are still available on all days now through Sunday.

Anyone interested in volunteering with the build who has not already signed up is encouraged to show up on-site at Memorial Park by the Lake Ripley swimming beach during any shift and volunteer coordinators will assist in finding a place.

Or volunteers may still sign up online at

No special skills are necessary to help, and volunteers may take as many shifts as they are able.

Daily build shifts are as follows: 8 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. with breaks in between for meals. Food and snacks will be available for volunteers.

Children ages 10-13 may work next to their parents on-site; youth ages 14-17 may work on crews without parents.

Free off-site childcare/children’s activities are available for volunteers with children under age 10. Email the committee at playground.committee@ or call volunteer coordinator Joan Olson at 320-693-5502 if you would like to volunteer and need childcare.

An opening celebration will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the playground site to recognize the support of the community and get a first glimpse of the playground in its final stages.

Root beer floats and ice cream will be served and all are welcome to attend.

For more information on the playground project or volunteering, visit or contact the committee at