MLK Day Equity Update

Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki, shares updates on the organization’s efforts to deepen our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. These highlights are part of a larger body of DEI-related work that began in 2020 and will continue in 2021 and the years ahead.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Neighborhood Parks to See Over $1.3 Million in Improvements

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA – January 15, 2021 – Nineteen communities across the City of Atlanta and unincorporated DeKalb County look forward to $1,370,000 in capital improvements coming to neighborhood parks thanks to Park Pride, the local nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks. To date, the nonprofit has awarded over $10 million to park projects through their Grant Program, helping to fund improvements that include new playgrounds, bridges and piers, ADA-accessibility upgrades, kiosks and signage, trails, … Continue Reading →

Eight Atlanta Leaders Join Board of Local Parks Organization

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA., January 14, 2021 – A new cohort of park champions has joined Park Pride’s Board of Directors, expanding the breadth of expertise of the nonprofit’s leadership and furthering its mission to engage communities to activate the power of parks.  Sofia Bork, Wesley Brooks, Lane Courts, Omari Henderson, Pedro Pavón, Cynthia Searcy, Daryl Smith, and Nikki Walker, join 16 other members of the board tasked with providing … Continue Reading →

Celebrating a Decade in DeKalb!

On December 8, Park Pride’s 10-year anniversary of working in DeKalb County was honored with a proclamation at the Board of Commissioners monthly meeting. We are so proud of our partnership with DeKalb and the countless volunteers and donors who have amplified our impact and made our work possible. Through the years, Park Pride has … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Program and Community Gardens Receive Support from Kaiser Permanente

Download PDF Press Release   Atlanta, GA, November 4, 2020 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, received a $30,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente that is focused on improving the health and wellness of Atlantans through parks, greenspaces, and community gardens. The award will support geographically focused community engagement and empowerment activities, and education and networking opportunities surrounding emerging park issues and the societal value of parks.  Park … Continue Reading →

People, Parks, Paths and the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of parks and paths in our community. As more people have explored these critical green spaces, often for the first time, they may be surprised by their quality and accessibility. Atlanta Regional Commission’s latest webinar on People, Parks, Paths and the Pandemic explores the importance of public spaces … Continue Reading →

Sabina Kasumova: Activating Atlanta!

Say hello to Sabina Kasumova, Park Pride’s Public Engagement Specialist! Sabina joined the team in early 2020, specifically to support the public engagement strategy for ActivateATL: Recreation and Parks for All, the City of Atlanta’s 10-year comprehensive plan for parks and rec. Her expertise and enthusiasm has resulted in the most successful engagement effort that … Continue Reading →

Chanté Lively: Excited about the Power of Parks!

Say hello to Chanté Lively, Park Pride’s Community Building Intern for Fall 2020! Chanté is a senior marine biology major with minors in Spanish and Global Engagement at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. But this semester, she’s doing her classes virtually due to COVID-19. When Chanté discovered the Park Pride internship and its … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s 2020 Inspiration Award Honorees

Download PDF Press Release Park Pride’s Annual Inspiration Awards honor leaders who inspire others to expand and improve public parks and greenspaces, work to raise awareness about critical, system-wide park issues, and demonstrate a profound commitment to strengthening the connection between parks and their surrounding community. 2020 Inspiration Award Honorees Sofia Bork Friends of Sara … Continue Reading →