Ribbon Cutting + Celebration at Sidney Marcus Park

On a Friday in late April, kids raced around a new sidewalk at Sidney Marcus Park, residents enjoyed live music, and families gathered in seemingly every square foot of the playground area. The “power of parks” to bring communities together was demonstrated in full force as the surrounding neighborhood gathered to celebrate and cut the … Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting for Park Renovations at A.D. Williams Park

Park Pride had the honor and privilege to support playground improvements at A.D. Williams Park in the Brookview Heights neighborhood of Atlanta with a $75,000 grant from our Grantmaking Program. And on April 6, 2022, we celebrated these improvements with a ribbon cutting! Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki, joined Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Commissioner … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s 2022 Inspiration Awards

Park Pride’s Annual Inspiration Awards honor leaders who demonstrate a profound commitment to strengthening the connection between parks and their surrounding community.  At this year’s Parks & Greenspace Conference, we proudly recognized and celebrated six individuals who nurture the bond between their community and local park.

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 →

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 →

Ribbon Cutting at Melvin Drive Park

City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner John Dargle says, “It’s a great day to be in a park!” That was certainly the case on September 29, 2021 at Melvin Drive Park where the ribbon was cut to celebrate a new pavilion and walking trail, both of which received support of Park Pride … Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting at Lang-Carson Park

In 2020, Park Pride awarded the Friends of Lang-Carson Park a Legacy Grant to help fund the renovation of the Manigault Street Playlot with a new ADA-accessible path and a fun slide! On Saturday, June 12, 2021, dozens of families and hundreds of neighbors gathered in the park to celebrate the completion of this project … 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

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 →