More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park

More improvements planned for Habour-8 Park
: Pogo Park released this rendering of what the planned improvements to Harbour-8 Park in Richmond could look like.

The ever-evolving Harbour-8 Park in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood will undergo more improvements this year, according to Pogo Park, the nonprofit that employs a staff of local residents from the neighborhood to transform underutilized park spaces.

Pogo Park partnered with the city of Richmond to secure a $600,000 state grant to make new improvements to the park it built at Harbour Way and 8th Street, along the Richmond Greenway.

Planned improvements include two entry gateways at Harbour Way and 8th Street, a red brick plaza next to the new Mini Play Field that is scheduled to be built this year, and a senior area/quiet zone that features plantings, a bioswale, benches and public art, according to Pogo Park.

While those improvements are planned, Pogo Park is seeking comments and input about how to carry them out. What should the entry gateways look like? How should the entry gateways function? What kind of plantings, benches and public art would you like to see? Where should the key items be located?

For residents interested in providing their suggestions, Pogo Park is hosting an Outreach Tent at Harbour 8 Park through Jan. 21, from Mondays through Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Those who cannot make it can email suggestions to [email protected] or call (510) 215-5500.