Brick Markers USA Blog

Pirates of Lake Charles Rebuild Their Sunken Ship

Posted by brickmarkersusa on June 23, 2011

Eleven years ago Brick Markers® met the wonderful people of Lake Charles when they came together to build a dream-playground for their community.  In 10 days 5,500 volunteers created Shiver Me Timbers Millennium Park.  Local businesses donated money and supplies to build the 20,000 square foot playground, consisting of a tower, train, plane, and multi-story Louisiana Hurricane slide. 

In January of this year the property fell victim to arson.  An estimated $190,000 of damage was incurred.  Due to the extensive damage and immense difficulties involved with restoration, it was determined that Millennium Park will be rebuilt with a brand new design.  The city of Lake Charles is banding together, yet again, to make an even better Shiver Me Timbers. 

The new Millennium Park design is intended for maximum safety, and will offer a more interactive experience for children of all ages.  The design includes a spray park, walking track, shaded picnic areas, as well as a brand new pirate ship!  

If you would like to learn more about the amazing progress of this project please visit the city website or their Facebook.


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