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Elm Play Lot Park

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.

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  • Positioning parks and recreation during budget negotiations
  • Innovative projects and programs for community health
  • Community based planning models
  • Fundraising approaches
  • Initiating partnerships

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