July 21, 2013

Organized to collect public opinion about the future of the Richmond Greenway for a State of California grant application, Pogo Park organized a consortium of local non-profits to stage a “Festival of Ideas.” For eight consecutive days, Pogo Park and its partners staffed tents located directly on the Richmond Greenway at strategic locations. In the tents residents could draw their vision for the new park and submit their opinions using surveys. Pogo Park provided food, music, pony rides and bike rentals as incentives for residents to participate. Over 650 people participated in the Festival of Ideas and the grant application was successful, bringing $5 million to the City of Richmond for the creation of Unity Park on the Richmond Greenway.