The city of Richmond’s Redevelopment Agency has pledged $37,500 to pay for the conceptual design of the playground and has pledged 100% of the capital cost to re-build this park.
We’re working with SunPower, one of the world’s leading solar power companies, which has an office in Richmond. SunPower is considering Pogo Park for one of its long-term “signature” program partners. SunPower has pledged to provide both on-going support for Pogo Park and installation of solar equipment at the park, and at homes around the park. SunPower’s foundation is also interested in providing support to help highlight the transformational and educational potential of our effort.
Urban Ecology is an urban design and planning organization in San Francisco that specializes in creating neighborhoods that are thriving, healthy places to live. Urban Ecology is helping to create the conceptual plans for Elm Playlot.
Building Blocks for Kids
Park is a member of Building Blocks for Kids (BBK), a
collaborative of 27 nonprofit and public agencies that
provide services to children in one “zone” of the Iron
Triangle. BBK’s mission is to support the healthy
development and education of all children by engaging
families block by block. As the Elm Playlot is
situated in the very heart of BBK’s zone, we can
easily envision how this park can potentially serve as
a hub to link residents to the services BBK members
We have assembled a top-notch team of advisors that includes playground designers, architects, designers of children’s museums exhibits, landscape architects, urban planners –– people with the talents to build this park. (Note: picture shown at left is not a photo of our advisors; however we do have around the same number. Forward-thinking, imaginative people who are giving their best to build this pilot park.)
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Pogo Park is working with MIG, one of the leading designers of children’s play environments, to re-think and re-design Elm Playlot from the ground up.