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Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference Sparks Important Conversations in Light of Projected Population Growth

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.

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The Impact of an Integrated Park System

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

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Park Pride Receives Grant from The Home Depot Foundation to Support “Pollinators in Parks”

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.

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Park Pride Funds Upgrades in 17 Atlanta & DeKalb Parks

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.

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Celebrating 25 Years with Park Pride

    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 →