500,000 Volunteer Hours for Parks!



In 2014, Park Pride and our partners surpassed providing 500,000 hours of volunteer service to parks across Atlanta and DeKalb County since our founding in 1989!

Over the past 25 years, Park Pride’s Friends of the Park groups have engaged volunteers by coordinating workdays, hosting community meetings and facilitating countless events and positive activities in parks, accounting for more than 140,000 volunteer hours.

Gardeners and volunteers alike dedicated approximately 60,000 hours within the 20 community gardens in parks, and Park Pride coordinated over 300,000 volunteer hours through workdays in greenspaces with corporations, small businesses, foundations and universities.



Last year, Park Pride was honored with the title of Creative Loafing’s “Best Volunteer Program”! We are humbled by the many corporate and individual volunteers, our Friends of the Park groups and gardeners who showed appreciation for Park Pride’s efforts with their votes!

Thank YOU, volunteers, for your contribution and time spent caring for our park system!

If you would like to organize a workday for your business or group, contact John Ahern at john@parkpride.org.

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