Wow.  Seems like yesterday when the community came together to build this.  Now KPLC is reporting an overnight fire at one of our areas favorite places...

An overnight fire destroyed much of the Shiver Me Timbers Millennium Park located near the Lake Charles Civic Center. Lake Charles Firefighters received the call shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. We're told at least four fire trucks responded to the scene. No word on what caused the fire.

Shiver Me Timbers Millennium Park opened in September 2000. The park was the dream of KPLC anchor and reporter Pam Dixon. With KPLC on board, volunteers began lining up to make that dream a reality. The park was built over a 10-day period. Local businesses donated money and supplies, and 5500 volunteers from the community worked 12 hours a day. The park is 20,000 square feet with a tower, train, plane and other features made of splinter-free wood, a multi-story Louisiana Hurricane slide, and a tree house.