Ormond-Grant Park Matters

Ormond-Grant Park, just south of Memorial Drive on Atlanta’s East side, was once a very different and scary place. But donors and park enthusiasts, like you, helped change that. Neighbors remember the park as a bleak corner of the neighborhood. … Continue Reading →

Grove Park Community Garden Matters

“My park matters because it provides a public space for community members have access to activities that they wouldn’t be able to do at their homes.” ~Harry Clements Harry Clements is the volunteer manager of Grove Park Community Garden in … Continue Reading →

Video: Mayoral Candidate Forum on Greenspace

On July 13, a coalition of Atlanta’s green nonprofits came together to host the Mayoral Candidate Forum on Greenspace in advance of the November election. Nearly 400 passionate greenspace enthusiasts attended to hear ten Atlanta mayoral candidates discuss their views on … Continue Reading →

How Pollinator Gardens Help Our City to Thrive

Did you know that pollinator gardens have the power to improve the resilience of urban environments? Park Pride and the Atlanta Botanical Garden have tapped into that power through the “Pollinators in Parks” initiative. With the support of The Home … Continue Reading →

Next Generation Landscape Architect Believes in the Power of Parks!

Bette Maloy is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she studied landscape architecture. She loves how this field marries the disciplines of art/design, sciences, environmental studies and development seamlessly. We are thrilled to have her with us this summer as one of Park Pride’s Park Visioning interns.

From the Front Lines of Park Advocacy

Park Pride serves as the “voice for parks” in the City of Atlanta, and 2017 will be a big year with many park advocacy issues at the forefront of decisions that will potentially impact many city residents. It is important … Continue Reading →

The Importance of Local, Neighborhood Parks

Last month, Catherine Nagel from City Parks Alliance came to Atlanta to participate in a roundtable discussion with Atlanta’s Mayoral candidates on the importance of urban parks. Following her visit, Nagel published a column entitled: “Prioritizing Equity in Planning (and Paying for) City Parks,” where she makes the case that equitable park access is a national issue. I share this column to put Park Pride’s efforts to draw attention to equitable park access in a national context.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Approved by House Committee

The Natural Resources Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives unanimously approved House Bill 332, the
Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act, earlier today. The legislation proposes that 75% of the existing sales tax on outdoor recreation equipment be dedicated to the protection of the state’s water, wildlife and quality of life.

The Power of Parks on Atlanta’s Westside

A MESSAGE FROM PARK PRIDE’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MICHAEL HALICKI The creation of new parks and the improvement of existing parks are major parts of the narrative that is emerging in the Proctor Creek Watershed on Atlanta’s Westside and central to … Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting at Adams Park’s “Splash Island”

Welcome to “Splash Island!” On Tuesday June 21, 2016, City of Atlanta, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Park Pride cut the ribbon on the brand new splash pad at Adams Park (Southwest Atlanta). “Splash Island” is situated conveniently next to the … Continue Reading →