Update: Atlanta – The City in the Saplings?

This column provides an update to Teri Nye’s July 2019 column, Atlanta: The City in the Saplings? and an initial response to November’s Tree Protection Ordinance Public Meeting. Following that meeting, it is important to re-emphasize the protection of our existing tree canopy and accurately valuing the services and benefits that mature trees provide.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Ellen Bruenderman: Activating Community Power

“If we do our work well, communities will continue to benefit from the power of parks beyond their engagement with Park Pride.” ~Ellen Bruenderman

Faria Khan: Parks and Fulfillment

“Parks have the ability to promote exercise and fulfillment while bringing people together.”- Faria Khan

Elizabeth Bogue: Parks and Inclusion

“I hope for all of our local parks to be welcoming and inclusive to people from all backgrounds and walks of life.” – Elizabeth Bogue

Chris Lemons: Making Greenspaces a Priority

“As density in metro Atlanta increases, park and recreational spaces will become increasingly more important. It’s pivotal that our parks and greenspaces remain priorities as our area grows.” ~ Chris Lemons

Mariaelena Navarro: Greenspaces and Community

Mariaelena is the Communications and Development Intern with Park Pride this fall! Mariaelena grew up in Brunswick, Georgia and is a currently studying English at Georgia State University. “The importance of greenspaces in cities is evident in the community building and environmental impact of parks.” – Mariaelena Navarro Outside of Park Pride, Mariaelena enjoys eating … Continue Reading →

Digging in for the Greener Good

In 2018, over 6,700 Park Pride volunteers completed 253 projects (building bridges and footpaths, improving trails, installing gardens, painting pavilions, mulching beds, etc.) in parks and along the Atlanta BeltLine. Taken together, their efforts equal a sweat equity investment of over $450,000. Thank you, volunteers, for your unwavering commitment to the greener good! We’re on track for another great year of volunteering in 2019.

Parks for Everyone, Everywhere

Everyone deserves to live within walking distance of a great park or greenspace. Learn about the recent improvements made at two parks that are having a positive impact on their communities.