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.
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.
YOUR input is needed on two draft concept plans for a linear park between Oakland Cemetery and the State Capitol building. View and give feedback on the Visioning Plans for Memorial Drive Greenway.
Love Your City, Rock Your City on Saturday, February 18th from 9 A.M.- noon in Kittredge Park. Take a break from flowers and chocolate and join like-minded Atlanta enthusiasts for a unique Valentine’s Day event with a morning of social volunteering, followed by an exclusive concert in the evening.
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.
Click below for Park Pride’s most recent audited financials and 990 form.
“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.
“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.
“Vine City Park represents what [we] can achieve working together.” Byron Amos, Friends of Vine City Park. The Friends of Vine City Park kicked off the summer with a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of their park!
“the partnership with park pride has been incredible.” Corliss Claire, Adams Park Foundation. When the Adams Park Foundation (a registered Friends of the Park group) began revitalizing their historic greenspace years ago, most areas were covered with overgrowth and invasive plants, obscuring common spaces from view and blocking walkways.