UPDATE: Kids World still closed; we'll keep you posted.
Kids World, the unique wooden playground at Alameda Plaza, is undergoing a major renovation to improve access, upgrade structural integrity, and preserve this important community feature for future generations.
The Thomas Fire and associated poor air quality during mid-December, as well as poor weather and flooding in January, caused delays to the construction schedule. The playground will remain closed to the public as the final items of the renovation are completed. Crews are working diligently to reopen the playground as soon as possible.
Kids World was originally constructed in 1993 by hundreds of community volunteers under the direction of Leathers and Associates, an internationally renowned company recognized for their one-of-a-kind playground designs. With the current renovation project, the City of Santa Barbara and its residents are making a significant investment to preserve this unique playground and upgrade the facility to meet today’s accessibility and building codes.