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

November 20, 2017

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 featured in the Field Guide catapulted Pogo Park into the national spotlight and put us on the map of a high-impact, must-see creative placemaking project.

ASLA: Interview with Pogo Park

July 21, 2016

Read an interview with the executive director of Pogo Park in the American Society of Landscape Architects:

In the Iron Triangle in Richmond, California, which is one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in the country, you’ve created an exciting model, which combines community development, child development, play, and parks. What are the essential elements of a Pogo Park?

Any public space can be transformed into a Pogo Park. In essence, a Pogo Park is an amazing place, a magical place for children to play. There are five key elements. First of all, a Pogo Park must be staffed. You need someone there who clean the park, welcome folks as they come in, and make it a safe and welcoming gathering place for the community. . . 

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