McKinney resident Patrick Jackson wants the playhouse he’s building for Dallas CASA’s 23rd annual Parade of Playhouses to be played with, played on and played under. He’s calling the playhouse “Warped” and hopes his playhouse is fully interactive.
“I dreamed of a place kids will play in, not just hang out in,” he said.
Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses, which runs June 29 to July 15 at NorthPark Center, features custom-designed and built children’s playhouses on display and available to win by raffle. The event raises both funds and awareness for Dallas CASA, a nonprofit that trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children removed from their home.
Jackson’s playhouse features a warped wall, a trampoline play area with a climbing wall, a slack rope course, a two-level tower and a climbing rope and more. He recruited friends and colleagues from the building world to donate materials and supplies, including composite decking with a core of sustainable bamboo and a recyclable outer finish layer.