Fort La Play Porte Invest in the future of play

La Porte, we need your help!

Come help build the future of play!

Join us for a fun and unforgettable experience as we invest in one of our favorite community landmarks, Fort La Play Porte. We need volunteers of all skill levels, age 14 and up*, who can volunteer a shift (or two or three) to help cut, carry, paint, hold, set, and assemble materials. Don’t consider yourself a master builder? Don’t worry! We still want you to join us. There will be lots of jobs to do, and we want the whole community to be involved!

(*Age 18+ can handle power tools on site.)


Sponsorship Opportunities

We did it! With the entire community’s support, we are making our dream a reality! The goal was $50,000 during this campaign – and we raised $81,660! So we will receive a $50,000 matching grant...


Child Care Volunteers

Child Care Volunteer Shift Sign Up The Fort La Play Porte Redesign and Rebuild Steering Committee has been hard at work to ensure we are ready for a fun, exciting and fulfilling build week...


It’s Time to Build!

It’s time to build! Click Here to Sign Up! Use the signup link above to RSVP. Let us know you’ll be there to build the next generation of play for LaPorte’s children! We need...


T-Minus Seven Weeks!

Guess what, La Porte? This week marks just SEVEN WEEKS till build week! Your Fort La Play Porte steering committee has been hard at work to ensure we are ready for a fun, exciting,...


Bird’s Eye View

If the architectural drawing doesn’t give you enough of an idea of the new Fort La Play Porte layout, we just received a beautiful bird’s eye view of the park proposal. Visible is the...


All Together Now

In 1999 it seemed like everyone in town came together to contribute to building Fort La Play Porte. For our 2019 rebuilding project, we hope to meet and exceed that kind of support. Many...


Out With Some of the Old

Playground Design In 1998, committee members including retired pastor Reuben Eversman called upon the Ithaca, NY firm of Leathers & Associates to design a dynamic play area for the children of La Porte followed...


You’d like to help?

Now accepting shift sign-ups for all build volunteers! Volunteers of skill levels, age 14 and up,* are welcome and very much needed. We have over 1000 shifts to fill during build week, so please...


One, Two, Three Shifts!

Building a playground in six days is going to be the most amazing experience! To pull it off we will be working in three shifts to manage everyone’s time. If you’re signed up to...