May 20, 2016
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One way to see the big impact that the nonprofit Pogo Park has had on the Iron Triangle neighborhood is via a drone camera.

A brief YouTube video posted last week is viewed from a drone rising above Elm Playlot,720 Elm Ave., which opened in summer 2014 and has been a hit among local families.

Deploying its team of employees who are all Iron Triangle residents, Pogo Park built the formerly underutilized space as a way to provide safe, fun and active play spaces for the neighborhood’s children. The nonprofit has built or helped build other Richmond parks, often from scratch. They also construct their own play structures and park amenities.

The drone footage, in our view, shows how much the park has brightened up the area. See for yourself below.

To learn more about Pogo Park, visit here.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.