The first soft surface playground in Augusta was poured this week.

As a result of Project Jai Play, the first soft surface playground was poured this week at the new Garfield Elementary School. The project was created just eight months ago by Jaime Simpson, Lycrecia Garrison and Karen McAnulty. The goal is to raise funds to provide approximately 3,000 square feet of soft surface to all four USD 402 public elementary school playgrounds, which will make playgrounds accessible to all children.