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Exploratory Play at Pogo Park this Summer

West County First 5 Center offers a 6-week Exploratory Play program at Elm Playlot this summer. Children ages 0-5 and their parents or guardians are invited to participate together in this program on Wednesdays 11am - 12pm, from July 18 to August 15. Adult participation is required. -Storytime-Playtime-Explore & DiscoverThis program is FREE!For more information, … Continue reading Exploratory Play at Pogo Park this Summer

For Park Activists, Pogo Park is a Model of an Urban Park Serving a Diverse Community.

Luciano del Rio, 30, is a community activist who grew up in Richmond, which has had a long history of violent crime. Prior to what Elm Playlot has become today, the area used to be one that parents wouldn't feel comfortable sending their kids to go play in, he said. Today, local residents recognize it … Continue reading For Park Activists, Pogo Park is a Model of an Urban Park Serving a Diverse Community.

Pogo Park featured in The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks

The Trust for Public Land and City Parks Alliance issued a definitive “Field Guide for Creative Placemaking” that featured Pogo Park’s Elm Playlot project as 1 of 11 exemplary case studies. The case studies feature the best projects in North America and showcase how great parks are being used as vehicles for creative placemaking. Being … Continue reading Pogo Park featured in The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks