The Iriyah has completed the installation of synthetic grass at all the preschools in the city. The cost of the project was 5.5 million shekels. The project began last August and was completed ahead of schedule. Around 32,000 meters of synthetic grass was installed in the 185 preschools that operate in the city. Most preschools got around 160 meters of grass, with a few getting larger areas. Most of the grass installed was green but around 5,000 meters of grass was different colors: red, yellow and blue. As part of the work, the city upgraded the play structures at 60 of the older preschools and put up new shading where it was needed. There is still an area with sand so the children can play in the sand as they had in the past which according to studies show that playing in sand contributes to a child’s development.