Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is hosting the 16th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, March 27th. As people across the country increasingly relocate to cities, parks will play a major role in all aspects of growth, perhaps most significantly in creating and maintaining quality of life and livability benefits to residents. This year’s conference theme, Connecting with Parks, will highlight how parks can be leveraged for increased benefits across multiple sectors and why they should be at the forefront of development planning.
It’s important to acknowledge that a “systems approach” to park planning, design and management allows municipalities to stretch implementation dollars. That means a community receives multiple services for every dollar spent on a park project, a huge benefit considering Atlanta’s projected population growth and the anticipated infrastructural needs to support that growth.
SOURCE: Saporta Report
Atlanta, GA, February 7, 2017 – Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, in partnership with the Atlanta Botanical Garden, received a $60,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation for the “Pollinators in Parks” pilot initiative to increase the presence and impact of pollinator gardens in five Atlanta Parks.
YOUR input is needed on two draft concept plans for a linear park between Oakland Cemetery and the State Capitol building. View and give feedback on the Visioning Plans for Memorial Drive Greenway.
Love Your City, Rock Your City on Saturday, February 18th from 9 A.M.- noon in Kittredge Park. Take a break from flowers and chocolate and join like-minded Atlanta enthusiasts for a unique Valentine’s Day event with a morning of social volunteering, followed by an exclusive concert in the evening.
Park Pride has announced that $820,000 has been granted to 17 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb to fund capital park improvements. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $4.8 million to projects that include new playgrounds, boardwalks and bridges, improved signage, new trails and exercise equipment, and more.
The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act has the potential to provide even more opportunities for cities throughout the state as funds are leveraged to secure or amplify both local government and philanthropic dollars.
SOURCE: Saporta Report
Click below for Park Pride’s most recent audited financials and 990 form.
Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, received a $45,000 grant from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. to support the new Emerging Leaders for the Greener Good initiative.
As Park Pride’s first and longest-serving employee, Allison Barnett has helped to shape the organization, creating important programs and services that have impacted over 250 parks and communities for the greener good. “I have always believed that access … Continue Reading →