May 25 2017

Christian Science Monitor – How a forlorn playground became one of America’s most innovative public spaces

Toody Maher, executive director of Pogo Park
photo by Roger Cohn
…Ms. Maher, whose rubber gardening boots complement the yellow rubber bands fastened around the pigtails she still wears in her mid-50s, is an urban visionary – a playground-whisperer who stubbornly believes that the most beautiful and enlightened public spaces, especially playgrounds, not only belong in the most disadvantaged communities but also can be designed, built, managed, and programmed by the people who live there…

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