O4W Celebrates Refresh at Freedom Barkway

A quiet walk in the park was not in the cards for Park Pride Program Manager, Kayla Altland, and her one- year old … nor was it meant to be! Approaching Freedom Barkway on a clear Saturday morning in May, Kayla’s son was delighted by the cacophony of howls, barks, and yips that surrounded him. … Continue Reading →

A Celebration at Waterworks Park

On May 14, the Friends of Waterworks Park and the Upper Westside CID hosted a community gathering—complete with live music, free Greek food, and the best pistachio ice cream ever!—to celebrate the opening of new unique playscape.   Meant to represent the water treatment cycle as it goes from the Chattahoochee River to your faucet, … Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting for Park Renovations at A.D. Williams Park

Park Pride had the honor and priviledge to support playground improvements at A.D. Williams Park in the Brookview Heights neighborhood of Atlanta with a $75,000 grant from our Grantmaking Program. And on April 6, 2022, we celebrated these improvements with a ribbon cutting! Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki, joined Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Commissioner … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Announces $2.3 Million of Capital Improvements in Store for Local Parks

Atlanta, GA – February 16, 2022 – Twenty-three communities across the City of Atlanta and unincorporated DeKalb County look forward to $2.3 million in capital improvements to neighborhood parks thanks to grant awards from Park Pride, the local nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks. This is Park Pride’s largest grant cycle … Continue Reading →

Pay a Visit to These Parks on MLK Day

The long weekend created by the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service (coming up on January 17!) is a great opportunity to get outside and explore Atlanta’s parks, especially those with significance to Black history. We highly recommend a visit to the three parks below: Washington Park At the time of its development … Continue Reading →

Easy Park Projects for a Successful MLK Day of Service

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 17) is quickly approaching! This is a great opportunity for Friends of the Park groups to engage volunteers from across the city to join in with a helping hand on a park project. Below are three park improvement projects and three volunteer recruitment techniques that YOU … Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting at the Confluence Bridge

On December 14, 2021, the South Fork Conservancy, the City of Atlanta, Park Pride, and many additional supporters and friends gathered to cut the ribbon and official open the Confluence Bridge. The $2.5 million project provides a pedestrian connection to trails along the South and North forks of Peachtree Creek. In addition to connecting nearby … Continue Reading →

2020 Impact Report

  Friends,  Following the celebration of our 30th anniversary, we began 2020 with strong expectations and significant goals. Little did we know that March would bring about unexpected and unprecedented challenges.    Park Pride made the decision to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by postponing all in-person meetings, events, and activities starting in mid-March. … Continue Reading →

Invasive Plant Removal 101

The What and the Why of Invasive Plants When discussing invasive plant removal, we must first understand the what and the why before we get to the how. What are they and why should they be removed from our landscapes?   Invasive plants are non-native species that spread rapidly, out-competing and displacing native plants, which causes harm to local ecosystems. Where we see … Continue Reading →

The Power of Parks at South River Gardens

When does a “good” park become a “great” park? When it’s welcoming to all members of the community, with amenities that invite children, adults, and seniors to come and stay a while. A great park serves the people who live there, and because each community’s needs are different, great parks come in many shapes and … Continue Reading →