Elm Playlot Trees Aerated

February 6, 2014

Yesterday, we brought in Peter Rudy of Big Chief Tree and his team of Mayan “tree whisperers” to prune and aerate the “Old Growth Forest,” Elm Playlot’s five large sycamore trees. Their work ensured that our trees would be nourished and ready for the impending installation of the zip line, wall ball, and other heavy equipment.

Click here for more pictures of the Old Growth Forest’s aeration.


July 31, 2013

To gather initial input from residents about how Elm Playlot could be transformed, Pogo Park used a community input process called “Photovoice” that utilizes the powerful combination of photos and recorded voices. In the summer of 2008, Pogo Park worked with a group of fifteen Iron Triangle residents (comprised of six African-Americans, eight Latinos and one Asian) for five weeks. Continue reading “Photovoice”

Elm Playlot Scale Model

July 29, 2013

As part of the community design for Elm Play Lot and to help community members envision what their park would look like, Pogo Park helped residents measure Elm Play Lot and resolve on-site where the proposed park elements could go. Residents used this information to transfer their vision to paper and build a scale model of Elm Park. This model has been instrumental in gaining funding for the reconstruction of the park.

Festival of Ideas – Richmond Greenway

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. Continue reading “Festival of Ideas – Richmond Greenway”