Pogo Park

Founded in 2007, Pogo Park is an entrepreneurial, grassroots, community-based organization in Richmond, California. We transform inner-city parks and playgrounds into enriched, natural, outdoor play spaces. Our mission is to transform lives by transforming public space. Many parks in low-income urban neighborhoods are dangerous, dirty and dull. Pogo Park’s goal is to create a new model to redeem such parks, by working with local residents to transform them into places that actually work.

Pogo Park
2604 Roosevelt Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
United States
510 215-5500
http://www.pogopark.org

Founder and Director

Toody Maher

Board of Directors

Carla Javits, Tony Thurmond, Galen Hoskins, Alyssa Newman, Denise Yamamoto, Gina Moreland, Hank Levy, Andrew Butt, Jay Beckwith

Mission

Founded in 2007, Pogo Park is an entrepreneurial, grassroots, community-based organization in Richmond, California. We transform inner-city parks and playgrounds into enriched, natural, outdoor play spaces. Our mission is to transform lives by transforming public space. Many parks in low-income urban neighborhoods are dangerous, dirty and dull. Pogo Park’s goal is to create a new model to redeem such parks, by working with local residents to transform them into places that actually work.

Programs

Our pilot project is the renovation of Elm Playlot in Richmond’s Iron Triangle, one of the most dangerous, disenfranchised, and impoverished neighborhoods in all of California. At Elm Playlot, we aim to create a sustainable and replicable model that shapes the way that parks and playgrounds are designed, built, and operated in inner-city neighborhoods. When completed, Elm Playlot will serve as a beautiful, safe outdoor “commons" built by residents and young people for the whole neighborhood.

Statistics on Pogo Park

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $235,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $235,000
  • Religious Affiliation: None