Awards & Recognitions

Measures of Success

Park Pride has received many awards over the years, but the best gauge of the impact of our work is in the parks and communities where we have been able to make a difference. Nonetheless, we are most appreciative of the honors and recognition.

  • 2017 Honored with Southface’s Fulcrum Award for the Proctor Creek North Avenue: Vision for Green Infrastructure study
  • 2016 Recognized as a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator, a respected online guide to responsible charitable giving
  • 2016 Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best Places to Work 2016”
  • 2016 U.S. EPA – Region 4 2016 Green Infrastructure Project of Excellence Award, Community Level, presented to Park Pride for the Lindsay Street Park Project
  • 2016 Earthshare of Georgia’s Corporate Green Day Challenge Project Winner – Park Pride coordinated the winning project with Kaiser Permanente volunteers
  • 2015 Cox Conserves Hero Award – awarded to Tom Branch, Park Pride nominee for his volunteer efforts at Frazier-Rowe Park
  • 2015 Earthshare of Georgia’s Corporate Green Day Challenge Project Winner – Park Pride coordinated the winning project with Cox Enterprises volunteers
  • 2014 Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta” – Best Volunteer Program
  • 2012 Awarded Best Nonprofit to Work for 2012 by Opportunity Knocks
  • 2012 US EPA – Park Pride was awarded the Silver Trash Grabber Award for the 2012 Downtown Atlanta Earth Day Challenge
  • 2011 Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta–Project Category–awarded to corporate partner Cox Enterprises for partnership with Park Pride
  • 2011 Earthshare of Georgia’s Corporate Green Day Challenge Project Winner – Park Pride coordinated the winning project with Cox Conserves Heroes volunteers.
  • 2010 Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta” Best Volunteer Program
  • 2010 Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta–Project Category–for partnership with Park Pride and Friends of Spink-Collins Park, awarded to corporate partner The Home Depot
  • 2010 Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources “Conserve Georgia Awards” certificate of achievement–land conservation category–for Spink-Collins Park
  • 2009 EarthShare of Georgia Member Group of the Year
  • 2008 Adamsville/Collier Heights partner recognition
  • 2008 American Society of Landscape Architects, Georgia Chapter – Design Award for Vine City Park
  • 2007 Arthur M. Blank Foundation/AFP—recognition
  • 2007 Georgia Urban Forest Council—merit award for Beecher Hampton Conceptual Master Plan created through Park Pride’s Visioning program
  • 2007 EarthShare Georgia—Award Runner-Up for October 2007 BeltLine Clean-Up
  • 2007 Georgia Power LEAF Award
  • 2006 Georgia Center for Nonprofits & The Home Depot Foundation—Community Building Award
  • 2006 City of Atlanta—City Council proclamation
  • 2004 NPU-H Community Partnership Award
  • 2002 NPU Coordinator’s Award
  • 2001 Gwinnett County Dept. of Community Services, Parks & Recreation—for Rich’s Tree Planting Project
  • 2000 DeKalb County Parks & Recreation—Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • 1997 Southeastern Flower Show—Bulkley Medal—conservation exhibit
  • 1997 The Horticultural Society of New York—Best use of plants in an urban environment”
  • 1996 Atlanta Botanical Garden—Award for educational exhibit for sound conservation practices
  • 1996 Georgia Urban Forest Council—Outstanding Civic Organization
  • 1995 Southeastern Flower Show—Governor’s Trophy for educational exhibit of greatest distinction
  • 1995, 1996, 1997 Urban Resources Partnership Program
  • 1994 Atlanta Clean City Commission—Improving quality of environment in Atlanta
  • 1987-2006 Tree City USA—National Arbor Day Foundation