Meet Faria Khan

Faria Khan is Park Pride’s new Grantmaking & Fiscal Sponsorship Associate. She is an Atlanta native (having lived in the city all but two years of her life!). Faria Khan graduated from Georgia State University in 2020 with a bachelor’s in public health, going on to work in a different areas within the field including … Continue Reading →

Meet Hannah Wynelle Studdard

Hannah Wynelle Studdard is a lifelong Georgian. As Park Pride’s Executive Assistant, she supports Executive Director Michael Halicki, coordinates with the staff leaders at Park Pride, and serves as the liaison for Park Pride’s Board of Directors.

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New Park in the English Avenue Neighborhood

Download PDF Press Release On Thursday, October 27, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, City Councilmember Byron Amos, the Department of Parks and Recreation, Park Pride, The Conservation Fund, and the Friends of Mattie Freeland Park, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the long-anticipated grand opening of an English Avenue greenspace, Mattie Freeland Park. “This park and … Continue Reading →

A Ribbon Tying to Celebrate a New Youth Soccer Field at Sara J. González Park

On September 23, neighbors in northwest Atlanta gathered at the Sara J. González Park. On this day (the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month!), they were not gathering for a lesson in the learning nook, an interfaith prayer vigil, nor a cultural festival. Instead, they were there to celebrate a new youth soccer field, funded by a $50,000 grant from Park Pride!

Community Schoolyard Visioning at Columbia Elementary

It began with a dream. DeKalb County resident Gabbie Atsepoyi wanted more usable greenspace in her neighborhood that could be enjoyed by all members of the community.  She wondered whether a forested, overgrown stream between her house and Columbia Elementary School could be transformed into a nature trail that would serve as the perfect outdoor … Continue Reading →

Pittsburgh Neighborhood Celebrates Refreshed Basketball Court at Pittman Park

On July 13, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, District 12 Council Member Antonio Lewis, Parks & Recreation leadership, Friends of Pittman Park, Park Pride, and Pittsburg neighborhood residents celebrated refreshed and refurbished amenities in Pittman Park. Park Pride proudly supported these improvements through our Grantmaking Program, with over $150,000 in awards (over two grant cycles) which funded a joint basketball/volleyball court, picnic tables, playground equipment, and a memorial bench.

Digging In for the Greener Good

Local businesses and corporations support Park Pride’s mission year-round, making a big impact on Atlanta’s local parks. Corporate groups can tap into team building opportunities such as custom, private volunteer projects to address urgent park needs while supercharging employee engagement.

Connection to the Chattahoochee

Despite overlapping layers of natural, cultural, and historical meaning, City of Atlanta residents have had no direct access to the Chattahoochee River via public parks or trails, nor to the health and wellness benefits that such amenities provide. Only recently is that beginning to change thanks to a collaborative effort between Park Pride, the community, partner nonprofits, and local government.

Park Pride’s 2022 Grant Cycle Makes History

This spring, Park Pride announced its largest grant cycle in history: $2.3 million for capital improvements to local parks! Established in 2004, Park Pride’s Grantmaking Program awards funding to community groups seeking to revitalize their neighborhood greenspaces. It is designed to support Friends of the Park groups taking on larger projects as they grow and … Continue Reading →

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 →