The new playground by the splash park at Saracen Lake should be finished and ready for children by spring. The projected cost to build the playground is $300,000, according to Joy Blankenship, executive director of Pine Bluff Downtown Development said. The money is coming from a $150,000 grant from the Arkansas Blue and You Foundation, a $25,000 grant from the Simmons First Foundation, and a $150,000 grant that then-director of the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department April Layher secured from the Arkansas Parks and Tourism Department.