Shop at Whole Foods to Benefit Parks!

Prepare your shopping list and head to one of the four Whole Foods locations in Atlanta (Buckhead, Ponce, Briarcliff, and Brookhaven locations) on April 19. 5% of the cost of your purchase will be donated to Park Pride to support … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Announces 2018 Inspiration Award Winners!

Download PDF Press Release At Park Pride’s 17th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference on March 26, 2018, six Inspiration Award winners were recognized for their commitment to nurturing and strengthening the bonds between parks and communities. This year, these leaders … Continue Reading →

Land Conservation Measure Unanimously Passes Key Committee

Download Printable PDF February 22, 2018 – The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act, which would dedicate annual funding to land conservation projects across the state, was passed unanimously this morning by the House Natural Resources Committee. The measure in its current … Continue Reading →

Park Improvements Coming to Greenspace Across the City

Download Printable PDF Atlanta –January 16, 2018– Park Pride has announced that $1,027,000 has been granted to 14 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb to fund capital park improvements. This is the largest amount Park Pride has granted to communities … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Hires Development Director

Download Printable PDF Atlanta, GA – December 4, 2017 – Park Pride has hired Ariane DeLong as the nonprofit’s new development director. With a 16-year career in fundraising, donor relations and marketing, DeLong is an experienced leader in Georgia’s nonprofit … Continue Reading →

Parks & the Resilient City

“Resilience” is a word you may hear often, especially as it relates to how well cities—such as Houston, Miami, and even Atlanta—are prepared to manage stresses (such as the recent hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria). Resilience is also tied strongly to the future of Atlanta’s growth and development.

Parks: The Key to Atlantans’ Happiness

Parks are for everyone! It may sound like an obvious statement, but too often beautiful parks are seen as a perk of living in an affluent neighborhood.

Park Pride believes that all people, regardless of economic status, deserve to have access to the well-documented health and wellness benefits associated with living near a park or greenspace. What’s more, we know that great parks—parks that are active and loved by neighbors—make people happy and communities strong.

Observe Signs of the Season in Atlanta’s Parks

Fall is a time generally associated with winding down. However, if you’ve been to any of the five fledgling pollinator gardens in Atlanta’s parks*, you might have noticed a surprising amount of gearing up. Pollinators and other animals know that fall is no time to lounge around. Winter is coming! Pantries must be stocked and bodies fortified—for a long journey southward for those that migrate, or for wintering in place for our resident species.