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Kid of the swingers: Work underway on new playgrounds in Santa Barbara County

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City of Goleta
The plans for a new playground at Andamar Park in Goleta.

It feels good to get outside to play or work out – and there’s good news for families in part of Santa Barbara County, as construction starts on four new neighborhood playgrounds.

Work is starting on four new neighborhood playgrounds in parks in Goleta.

New kids’ play equipment is being installed at Andamar, Berkely, and Winchester II parks and adult fitness equipment at Winchester I park.

JoAnne Plummer is the Project Manager at the City of Goleta.

"We are hitting on all the different play features for children that we look for in a playground," Plummer told KCLU.

"We look for children to use their motion of spinning or climbing of swinging or brachiating.

"So all of those features including balance is being including in the play areas. It's very exciting for families," added Plummer.

During construction, portions of the park(s), or in some cases the entire park(s), will be closed to public access.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award this year, and also won two further first place awards, for Lifestyle Feature and Personality Profile/Interview. Last year, Caroline won first place for Use Of Sound. She also won two Golden Mike Awards this year, for Best News Reporting and Best Entertainment Reporting, as well as a National Arts & Entertainment Award from LA Press Club for One-on-One interview. Caroline started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and she was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007. She moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and is both an American and British citizen. Caroline lives in Agoura Hills with her daughter - her proudest production.