Five-year-old Katelynn Baresel jumps off a slide at Libbey Park before she hits the crack at the bottom. After about 20 years of hard use, the playground may soon be replaced. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ashley Wilson)
Tiobe Barron, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The Ojai Parks and Recreation Commission has green-lighted a plan to give Ojai residents a voice in the construction of a new playground at Libbey Park. The project now moves on to the Ojai City Council, which will decide whether to approve a contract with Play by Design to facilitate the community-based design and build of the new play structure.