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.

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Ayanna Williams: Celebrating 10 Years at Park Pride!

It would be impossible to overstate Ayanna’s accomplishments with Park Pride in her 10 years as the Director of Community Building. With a degree in social work and considerable community organizing experience, Ayanna made an impact from her first day. … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Groups to Benefit from a Wells Fargo Grant

Atlanta, GA, September 7, 2017 – Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, received a $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo to increase and expand the resources provided through the Friends of the Park (FOP) Program to increase citizen engagement in neighborhood parks.

I’m Volunteering to Bring Great Parks to Life!

There is so much work to be done in parks across the city, which is why I’m organizing a fundraising and volunteer team for Plaid Palooza on November 4th. At Plaid Palooza, I will work with 200 volunteers at Historic Fourth Ward Park on projects that will complete part of the park’s master plan. Meanwhile, the funds my team and I raise will benefit Park Pride programs that make it possible for neighbors to bring great parks to life in their communities.

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 →