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New playground opens at Caballero Park in Yuma

Caballero Park playground in Yuma.
Victor Calderón/KAWC
Caballero Park playground in Yuma.

A new playground opened Wednesday in Yuma.

The playground is at Caballero Park near the Yuma water tower and Yuma Civic Center.

Eric Urfer is director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Yuma.

“Well, it just gives another great option to have a safe place to come play," Urfer told KAWC. "This particular park is amazing for families. We have a spray ground that’s really close by. We have lots of open play space plus the playground and a ramada next to it. This is truly pretty special so we’re hoping people come out and take a look at the new playground and just know this is the first of many more to come.”

Urfer said the plan to two replace two city playgrounds this year- Caballero Park and Joe Henry Park- and five next year, with more later. They'll be funded either through the city budget or grants.

The Caballero Park playground includes swings and more features sure to entertain local children, weather permitting, of course.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.