Ribbon Cutting for New Dog Park at Mozley Park!

  On Thursday, December 9, Park Pride joined the Friends of Mozley Park, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, and neighbors to celebrate the official opening of a new dog park in Mozley Park, the FIRST on Atlanta’s Westside! This dog park–initially identified by Mozley Park residents through the 2019 Park Visioning … Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting at the Confluence Bridge

On December 14, 2021, the South Fork Conservancy, the City of Atlanta, Park Pride, and many additional supporters and friends gathered to cut the ribbon and official open the Confluence Bridge. The $2.5 million project provides a pedestrian connection to trails along the South and North forks of Peachtree Creek. In addition to connecting nearby … Continue Reading →

The Power of Parks at South River Gardens

When does a “good” park become a “great” park? When it’s welcoming to all members of the community, with amenities that invite children, adults, and seniors to come and stay a while. A great park serves the people who live there, and because each community’s needs are different, great parks come in many shapes and … Continue Reading →

In 2021, Park Pride has been there for parks!

Throughout 2021, parks have been there for us when we’ve needed them most.    And Park Pride has been there for parks! We’ve been: Organizing volunteer days, spreading mulch and cleaning up litter,    Supporting capital improvements in parks through grants,   Planning for new parks that will meet the needs of their surrounding communities,    And ensuring neighbors … Continue Reading →

Community Schoolyard Coming Soon at Sarah Smith Elementary

Second grade students at Sarah Smith Elementary School’s Primary Campus have been hard at work over the past year. Partnering with professional landscape architects at The Trust for Public Land and Park Pride, these young creatives have participated in a collaborative design process to create a mural and select new site amenities that will be … Continue Reading →

From Good to Great: Going Beyond Atlanta’s ParkScore

At this Park Pride Virtual Roundtable, Charlie McCabe, parks and placemaking expert, shared the findings from a recent study (commissioned by The Trust for Public Land and funded by The Arthur M. Blank Foundation) of Atlanta’s park system. He also discussed recommendations to making great parks accessible to all Atlantans. City of Atlanta Mayoral candidates (or representatives from their campaign) were also on hand to provide their responses to the study’s findings.

Welcome New Park Pride Staff Members!

Park Pride’s team is growing! Please help us welcome Torey Garrett and Camila Sanchez! Torey Garrett Torey is a Program Associate on our Community Building team and will provide support to our Friends of the Park and Volunteer Programs. If he looks familiar, that’s because he also supported the Park Visioning team last summer as … Continue Reading →

Atlanta’s ParkScore ranking drops to 49th from 40th

Atlanta did not fare too well in the Trust for Public Land’s 2021 ParkScore ranking. Of the 100 major U.S. cities, Atlanta ranked 49th compared to 40th last year. Part of the reason can be attributed to equity. For the first time, TPL added measures of park equity in its ParkScore rankings.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Atlanta-based public-private partnership receives support to bring greenspaces to school grounds

Download PDF Press Release May 27, 2021, Atlanta – Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) has selected a public-private partnership from Atlanta, including Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation, The Trust for Public Land, and Park Pride, to receive training and technical assistance to add nature and outdoor learning spaces to schoolyards. CCCN, a joint initiative of … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s 2021 Inspiration Award Honorees

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.   2021 Inspiration Award Honorees Patrick Noonan W.D. Thomson Park Ms. Shirley Nichols … Continue Reading →