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 that all park enthusiasts stay vigilant, be aware of the issues outlined below and prepare … 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 the plans for its revitalization. Park Pride is a major part of this narrative, as … 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 Adams Park pool, and includes water blasters, spray tunnels, and a bucket that periodically pours … Continue Reading →

Meet Natasha Burr: Park Pride’s New Park Visioning Intern!

Natasha Burr will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and certificate in Environmental Ethics from The University of Georgia. She is a LEED Green Associate and drafts maps for the Cultural Landscape Lab. She is a radio host on WUOG, the college radio station, and spends her free time throwing pottery on a … Continue Reading →

Georgia Legacy Legislation Up for Vote This Year

Georgia Legacy is an initiative supported by a coalition of conservation organizations, including Park Pride, that focuses on preserving our state’s economy and quality of life.  How?  By creating a new funding source for the acquisition and stewardship of lands critical to water supply, wildlife and outdoor recreation. If approved by the General Assembly this … Continue Reading →

Eight Ways Parks Improve Your Health

[youtube] This video also works with the title “Eight Reasons to Support an Increased Budget for Parks!” Thank you, Trust for Public Land, for summarizing some of the benefits of parks so succinctly. For more great reading on this video and the research behind it, visit the Trust for Public Land’s blog and download … Continue Reading →