$12.7M in State Grants to Significantly Enhance two Richmond Parks.

February 26, 2020

Two Richmond parks are set to be significantly enhanced via a combined $12.7 million in Prop. 68 grants, the California Department of Parks and Recreation announced on Tuesday.

Of those funds, $8.5 million will be used to continue expansion at Harbour-8 Park located on the Richmond Greenway between Harbour Way and 8th Street. The funds will be used to construct a community center, children’s play area, two entry gateways, two ziplines, a bbq/picnic area, public art, security cameras, lighting and a restroom, according to Pogo Park, the nonprofit staffed by Iron Triangle residents that also built Elm Playlot and Unity Park.

Pogo Park partnered with the City of Richmond and The Conservation Fund to secure the $8.5 million grant.

Read the rest of the article in the Richmond Standard here:

Pogo Park’s Yellow Brick Road Featured in 2018 CARB Report

March 31, 2019

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) featured a profile of Pogo Park’s Urban Greening Project: “Greening the Yellow Brick Road” in their annual report. The goal of the profile is to humanize projects on the ground by telling the story of how Cap and Trade dollars are helping real Californians and their communities. The Urban Greening grant is a $4.1 million grant to “green” the Yellow Brick Road – a safe walking and biking street in the Iron Triangle.

Read an abridged version of the report here.

Music & Movement Series at Pogo Park this Fall

September 10, 2018

Pogo Park and the West County First 5 Center invite you and your children ages 0-5 to participate in the 2018 Music & Movement series, FREE this fall at Pogo Park. Join us for storytime, songs, wiggling, dancing, and tons of fun!

Every Wednesday, September 19 – October 24

Pogo Park #1 – Elm Playlot
720 Elm Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801

This program is FREE for all parents and their children ages 0-5.
For more information, call West County First 5 Center at (510) 232-5650.

To read the full flyer in English, click here.
Para leer los detalles en español, haga clic aquí.