Parks are the Heart of Community

The 18th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, Parks are the Heart of Community, explored the power of parks to reflect culture and artistic expression while providing places to pursue healthy lives. Local and national experts and thought leaders challenged us to expand our ideas about access to parks and public spaces, shared insights into the research linking parks to our health, and invoked the power of parks to help achieve a more united, supportive, and connected community for people of all ages and abilities.

Park Rx in Dekalb

Communities across the Atlanta area are embracing the health benefits of nature.On April 28th, DeKalb County communities joined others across the country in the celebration of Park Rx Day, a day dedicated to bringing people together outside in their parks to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of greenspace.

The Power of Parks

When I heard that Park Pride was celebrating Earth Day with a volunteer project at Zonolite Park, I immediately signed up. I’ve watched the park transform over the years, and as a Park Pride board member, it was high time for me to get my hands dirty. Through this volunteer project, I learned firsthand the … Continue Reading →

Parks are the Heart of Community

According to the great urban activist and influencer, Jane Jacobs, for a park to be successful, it must “be where life swirls”—it must be the conduit for cultural and artistic expression for individuals and communities, a catalyst for healthy living, accessible to all, and designed for all. A well-activated and well-loved park enhances quality of … Continue Reading →

YOUR Input Matters in the DeKalb Memorial Park Vision Plan

Do you live near or regularly use DeKalb Memorial Park? Do you play sports, garden, or enjoy the scenery at the park? Do you have ideas for how DeKalb Memorial Park could be enhanced and preserved for future generations to love and enjoy?  If so, we need to hear your voice!  The Parkview and Kirkwood community is embarking on the park visioning process to … Continue Reading →

Parks and the Resilient City

  The 17th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, Parks and the Resilient City, explored how a robust park system contributes to the overall resilience of a city and ways we can make our park systems more resilient in the face of growing populations. Local experts and thought leaders from across the country challenged us to … Continue Reading →

Tips for Planning a Community Event in Your Park

Are you looking for opportunities to relax and have fun with your family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors? There are few spots around the city to host an event that are more scenic or affordable than our urban parks! Whether you’re planning a family reunion, a corporate retreat, or a neighborhood meetand-greet, hosting an event in … Continue Reading →

YOUR Input Matters in the Grant Park Vision Plan

Do you live near or regularly use Grant Park? Are you concerned about the future of the Historic SE Quadrant of Grant Park? Do you have ideas for how this part of Grant Park could be enhanced and preserved for future Atlantans to love and enjoy?  If so, we need to hear your voice!  The Grant Park community is beginning a … Continue Reading →

Shop at Whole Foods to Benefit Parks!

Prepare your shopping list and head to one of the four Whole Foods locations in Atlanta (Buckhead, Ponce, Briarcliff, and Brookhaven locations) on April 19. 5% of the cost of your purchase will be donated to Park Pride to support programs that activate the power of parks! Whole Foods is committed to environmental stewardship and … Continue Reading →