A Journey Towards More Greenspace

On May 18th, neighbors, business owners, and nonprofit representatives from along Memorial Drive joined the first Steering Committee meeting of Park Pride’s Park Visioning Program. These dedicated stakeholders have embarked on an eight month journey of community building, negotiating, and stretching their imaginations with the ultimate goal of adopting a community-backed park masterplan. Led by … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Proclamation from City Council

On Tuesday, July 5th, Park Pride and The Conservation Fund were presented a proclamation by Atlanta City Council for our commitment to community engagement and partnership for the betterment of communities in Atlanta’s Westside.   We’re thrilled to be recognized by Council Member Ivory Lee Young and the rest of Atlanta City Council. We look … Continue Reading →

The Power of Parks on Atlanta’s Westside

A MESSAGE FROM PARK PRIDE’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MICHAEL HALICKI The creation of new parks and the improvement of existing parks are major parts of the narrative that is emerging in the Proctor Creek Watershed on Atlanta’s Westside and central to the plans for its revitalization. Park Pride is a major part of this narrative, as … Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting at Adams Park’s “Splash Island”

Welcome to “Splash Island!” On Tuesday June 21, 2016, City of Atlanta, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Park Pride cut the ribbon on the brand new splash pad at Adams Park (Southwest Atlanta). “Splash Island” is situated conveniently next to the Adams Park pool, and includes water blasters, spray tunnels, and a bucket that periodically pours … Continue Reading →

Grants: for the greener good

With the support of The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation, Park Pride is proud to announce the recipients of our 2016 Legacy and Community Building Grants! Grant funds are matched by community raised dollars, increasing the impact of each dollar awarded. Legacy Grants (Up to $100,000) The Friends of Springvale Park … Continue Reading →

Meet Natasha Burr: Park Pride’s New Park Visioning Intern!

Natasha Burr will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and certificate in Environmental Ethics from The University of Georgia. She is a LEED Green Associate and drafts maps for the Cultural Landscape Lab. She is a radio host on WUOG, the college radio station, and spends her free time throwing pottery on a … Continue Reading →

Park Pride and The Conservation Fund Announce Commitment to Building Community & Parks

On June 13, 2016, Park Pride, The Conservation Fund and partners announced a “Commitment to Action” to encourage economic growth and opportunity for those living within Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Watershed at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Meeting. The neighborhoods within the Proctor Creek Watershed, including Vine City and English Avenue, have long suffered from … Continue Reading →

Vine City Park Ribbon Cutting – Recap

The Vine City Park Ribbon Cutting that took place on Thursday, May 19 was a wonderful celebration of the teamwork and collaboration that went into making this park a more  useful space for the Vine City community. Elected government officials and representatives from nonprofit and community organizations participated in the celebration, including: Mayor Kasim Reed; … Continue Reading →

Vine City Park Ribbon Cutting

  On Thursday, May 19th, the Vine City community, Mayor Kasim Reed and several partner organizations will gather in Vine City Park at 10:30 A.M. to celebrate recent park improvements with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting marks the completion of the park’s Phase II developments, which includes acquisition of additional properties doubling the … Continue Reading →

Spruced-Up Vine City Park Ribbon-Cutting is Tomorrow

Vine City is on the rise, thanks to neighborhood gumption and elbow grease on the part of residents across Atlanta. The neighborhood, just across Northside Drive from the rising Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has for years been woefully down on its luck.

SOURCE: Curbed Atlanta