Park Visioning Program Expands Impact!

Park Pride is thrilled to announce that in 2017, due to the enthusiasm of supporters and the proven impact of our services, the Park Visioning Program will expand to serve the citizens and parks of unincorporated DeKalb County!

Final Concept Plan for Memorial Drive Greenway

Congratulations! Thanks to your input and feedback, the community-led Park Visioning process, facilitated by Park Pride, has been completed. The final concept plan for Memorial Drive Greenway (below) was presented at a public meeting on February 28th.

PNA Study Recognized with Fulcrum Award

On March 8th, 2017, Park Pride was honored and humbled to accept the Fulcrum Award from Southface for the Proctor Creek North Avenue Watershed Basin Green Infrastructure Vision (PNA Study for short) on behalf of all our project partners. The study’s goal was to provide a comprehensive assessment of the Proctor Creek Watershed Basic on Atlanta’s Westside and propose a series greenspace improvements and new parks that would provide relief for the combined sewer system that often overflowed into the neighborhood streets, in addition to bringing more parks to this under-parked community.

Park Pride Funds Upgrades in 17 Atlanta & DeKalb Parks

Park Pride has announced that $820,000 has been granted to 17 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb to fund capital park improvements. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $4.8 million to projects that include new playgrounds, boardwalks and bridges, improved signage, new trails and exercise equipment, and more.

A Story of Transformation: Briarlake Forest Park

“We did what we needed to do…”Richard Marion, Briarlake Forest Park. The Friends of Briarlake Forest Park are helping the old-growth forest in their community to thrive. They successfully protected the land from damaging development and convinced the county to purchase it for public greenspace.

A Story of Transformation: Chapel Hill Park

“Most people are absolutely shocked when they get to this park.” Linda Cotten Taylor, Friends of Chapel Hill Park. The Friends of Chapel Hill Park have made incredible transformations throughout their 126-acre park over the years, thanks to hundreds of volunteer hours dedicated to improving this greenspace.