Pogo Park’s projects start with local residents developing common goals and shared visions for their public spaces based on their needs and priorities. Inspire locals to make neighborhood parks clean safe, and interesting. Instead of feeling like a public space has been designed and built for and by others, the people who use the parks know they created it themselves for their own community. Once a park becomes a reliable place to play, children use it and families feel a sense of ownership.
With over $3.6 million, this project created the new Arcade Creek Park Preserve Development in Citrus Heights! Construction included new playground area, covered group picnic area, par course, multi-use trail, pathways, entry monument, kiosk, interpretive signage, parking lot and landscaping.
The Generations Center project created the new Lathrop Community Complex in the City of Lathrop through acquisition and development of 6.8 acres. Through community based planning and participation from residents construction of a new amphitheater/recreational use area, community complex building, public art courtyard, playground area, skate/BMX park, community garden, parkour course, walkways and parking lot were created for all to enjoy!
The “Yellow Brick Road” is a pedestrian and bike path marked by bright, yellow patterns stenciled directly onto public sidewalks and roads to safely link together key resources in their community − churches, parks, schools, parks and other facilities. The aim of the Yellow Brick Road is designate safe walking and biking routes for everyone in the community to navigate to and from important places within the Iron Triangle neighborhood.
The Trust for Public Land is transforming an 1.5 acre vacant lot into a new park in the City of Lawndale. Through Community Based Planning, residents were able to help design this park to meet their needs and be a part of what is happening in their community.
Martin Ray Reilly Park’s success is rooted in their Community Based Planning. Residents were able to have their voices heard through many local meetings that included translators and “kid friendly” symbols to identify priorities. The community was eager to participate at every level, and was a part of the groundbreaking ceremony, including encouraging the children of the community to hold the golden shovels to represent all of the community involvement that led to this new park.
This project is a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks for much needed outdoor open space to the heavily dense neighborhood of Echo Park. This park features a playground, fitness equipment, small picnic area, and a community garden.