Over the past several weeks, while shutdowns and stay-at-home orders clashed with the colorful arrival of spring, metro Atlantans flocked to local parks and trails. You may have been among them, perhaps because you recognize that parks play a vital role in the health and wellness of our residents. The importance of this role has … Continue Reading →
This webinar is part of the Atlanta Community ToolBank’s “Tools, Tips, and Tricks” education series. During this informative class, Park Pride’s Volunteer Team, Chris Lemons and Victoria Burgos, presents on best practices and the right tools for removal of invasive species such as Bamboo, English Ivy and Kudzu. You’ll learn all about these common invasive … Continue Reading →
“Right now, I think people really need access to nature, and I think nature has a number of different health benefits… provided that we practice social distancing.” Social distancing is *critical* to safely enjoying Atlanta’s parks, trails, and open spaces! Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki, discusses the need for social distancing on WSB-TV’s People 2 People segment.
May 20, 2020 Park Pride has decided to postpone all volunteer events until further notice due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19. We are in the process of evaluating volunteer procedures to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. As generous volunteers, we hope you are finding meaningful ways to give back to … Continue Reading →
A greener city and planet starts at home! You know that access to greenspace is good for your mental and physical health. This Earth Day, Park Pride invites you to make your corner of the city a little greener with the #GreenYourSpace Challenge. The challenge is simple: convert your balcony, backyard, patio or porch into … Continue Reading →
Among the many uncertainties that we face during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is understandable that you may question whether to visit parks, trails, or open spaces during this time. You are not alone; Park Pride shares your concerns. First, it is critical that–while visiting any location outside of your home, including parks and trails–you … Continue Reading →
Some highlights from 2019, Park Pride’s 30th year of impact and service.
In the spring of 2020, many faces, both familiar and new, joined the Park Pride team.
With support from the Turner Foundation and in partnership with Trees Atlanta and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Adriana Garcia, was hired to be Park Pride’s Nature Accessibility Advocate and champion an initiative called Nature for All – Atlanta.
In 2020, Park Pride, Friends of the Park groups, and DeKalb County were proud to celebrate a Decade in DeKalb and the accomplishments of the communities supported through capital improvements, volunteer engagement, and community building in DeKalb County parks!