Representatives of the Simmons First Foundation, City of Pine Bluff, Arkansas Blue and You Foundation, construction company Game Time Cunningham Recreation, the Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce Red Coats, Lake Saracen Project Association, and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office took part in a ceremonial shoveling of dirt Wednesday to mark the start of construction of an inclusive playground.

The playground will be built next to the Lake Saracen Splash Park on West Pullen Avenue and feature swings, a tree house, tree stumps, hollow logs, and mobile activities to help children improve their dexterity. Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter