Any space can be made into a Pogo Park. It just needs to follow these five rules:
1. Staff the Park
Hire local people to work in the park daily, ensuring the park is safe, clean and welcoming to children and families.
2. Make a Park Office
A park office provides a place where the community can interact with staff, and a visual symbol that a park is being watched over. It also provides storage for “loose parts” for play.
3. Offer Basic Comforts
A park must have a clean working bathroom, a water faucet and a place to sit in the shade
4. Provide Rich Opportunities for Play
By creating spaces that allow children to interact with natural elements, such as sand, water and green space, children can engage in healthy free play. A Pogo Park is the opposite of a park with a pre-fabricated play structure.
5. Make the Space a Community Hub
Branch out and offer other services and amenities in the park, by connecting mobile libraries, health clinics and farmer’s markets to your space.