Charter Helps Tear Down Destroyed Playground

In late September, an intentionally set fire destroyed a popular Mount Joy playground, ‘Joyland Playground.’ The playground was built largely by community donations in 1994. The borough asked the community to come together again, this time to rebuild.


Charter was happy to answer the call. On Wednesday, November 14, crews from Charter Excavating helped by tear down the charred playground. Zeb Eshelman worked the track hoe which tore away pieces of the playground.



Charter Homes is very much part of the Mount Joy community. Our Florin Hill neighborhood anchors the west side of the borough. Charter worked extensively with the borough to design and build a special neighborhood of single family, town homes and apartments in a neighborhood filled with special places like Terra Park, an all natural playground.

“We understand how important places like playgrounds and open spaces are to a community,” said Matt Eshelman, Director of Site Work for Charter Excavating. “We were more than happy to help the borough with the rebuilding effort.”

If you would like to help Mount Joy rebuild this playground, donations are accepted at borough hall and any Union Community Bank location.