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How a Forlorn Playground Became one of America’s Most Innovative Public Spaces  – The Christian Science Monitor, 2017

Pogo Park Wins 2017 Leadership Award – The San Francisco Foundation, 2017 (video)

Stress: The Privilege of Health – Nature Journal, 2016 

All Children Have the Right to Play – Parks Now Video, 2016 (video)

Hard Work to Restore Richmond Playground Pays Off – San Francisco Chronicle, 2014 

A Park Grows in Richmond – East Bay Express, 2009  


City of Richmond, Pogo Park Awarded $10M in CalTrans Grant – Richmond Standard


Pogo Park presents park expansion plan to Richmond City Council – Richmond Standard

$12.7M in State Grants to Significantly Improve Two Richmond Parks – Richmond Standard


Harbour-8 Park: For the People, By the People – Richmond Standard 


International Researchers Visit Iron Triangle – Richmond Standard 

In a Fight for Much-Needed Green Spaces, these Latino Advocates Bring a Winning Formula – NBC 

Pogo Park is an International Example of a Community – Richmond Pulse 

Pogo Park Fundraising for its Summer Play Program – Richmond Standard 


Celebrating the Success of Pogo Park – Philanthropic Ventures 

California Group Remaking Tough City One Park at a Time – NBC News

Pogo Park’s Giant Leap Richmond Standard

Richmond Resident Working to Create Spaces for Play – East Bay Times

“Real Richmond” Campaign – Chevron

Transforming Parks and Lives in Richmond – The Conservation Fund Blog

Winner – Community Leadership Award – San Francisco Foundation

Pogo Park Wins Community Leadership Award – San Francisco Foundation (Video)

How One Park Has Enriched the Bones and Raised the Spirit of a Richmond Community – Contra Costa Marketplace Magazine


Uniting the Dirt & Natural Environments – American Society of Landscape Architects, 2016

Downtown Community Park Group Successful in Funding Competition – San Jose Mercury News

Transportation Solutions that Improve Communities for People – Fehr & Peers 

Officials Unveil Yellow Brick Road Playstreet – Richmond Pulse

Yellow Brick Road Playstreet – KaBOOM!


This Little Half-Acre Park – Richmond Confidential Video

Toody Maher: Building a Better Community – Rails to Trails

A Park You Can Look Up To – Land + People Magazine


Rebuilding Parks Uncovers Treasures of Human Spirit – San Francisco Chronicle

Pogo: A Spark in the Park  – Huffington Post

Richmond Pocket Park Gets Upgrade with Neighborhood Buy-in – California Report, KQED

Richmond Greenway Gets a New Park Designed by the Community – Contra Costa Times

New Park will be Dedicated Friday in Iron Triangle – Contra Costa Times

Rebuilding Parks Uncovers Treasures of Human Spirit – San Francisco Chronicle

Toody Maher Helping to Transform Neighborhoods – California Golden Bears Newsletter

Closing Elm Street to Cars – Richmond Confidential

Hard Work to Restore Richmond Playground Pays Off – San Francisco Chronicle

Come Walk the Yellow Brick Road: a Unique Project to Transform Iron Triangle’s Streets – Richmond Standard

Google Giving $5 Million to Bay Area Nonprofits – SF Gate Blog


Local Hero Award – Comcast Hometown Heroes


Reinvention of Urban Reinvention – San Francisco Magazine

Not Just Child’s Play; Designing Parks with Kids in Mind – Richmond Pulse


It’s a Go for Pogo – Richmond Confidential

Richmond Park Wins $2 Million in Funding – East Bay Express

Reinventing Parks in the Iron Triangle – Richmond Confidential

Park plans come to life in troubled Richmond neighborhood – Contra Costa Times

State of the Art Park Planned for Tough Part of Richmond – CBS SF Bay Area

Toody Maher Receives the Jefferson Award – CBS SF Bay Area


A Park Grows in Richmond – East Bay Express

Interview with Toody Maher about a Richmond Playlot – KWMR West Marin

Interview with KQED – KQED radio interview

Activist Plans European-Style Playground for American Inner-City – Voice of America


A Better, Safer Way to Be in Richmond – Oakland Tribune


Revitalizing Parks Means New Life for Richmond Neighborhood – San Francisco Chronicle