One of the major challenges to residents in the Iron Triangle is lack of employment. Pogo Park addresses this problem by employing local residents, adults and youth, to design, construct and manage the parks and play areas we sponsor. We utilize a team of professional trainers in a variety of fields to give our park staff the skills they need, ranging from computer skills to construction techniques. Our local design approach also includes providing spaces for and assistance in starting up small businesses, such as snack bars, bicycle rental and repair shops and play equipment construction. Through play area development, Pogo Park aims to provide financial stability to local families and throughout the entire neighborhood.