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 →

Examining the Black History within Atlanta’s Parks

Local parks are a link to the past. How/where a park came to be and for whom the park was named and built are details that inform our current reality. During Black History Month, we encourage you to visit and learn about greenspaces that have played significant roles in (or tell the stories of!) the … 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 →

Kimberly Elementary Schoolyard Update

Kimberly Elementary, a participant in the Atlanta Community Schoolyards initiative, is officially under construction for an updated schoolyard!         The updates include an ADA-accessible walkway, new play equipment, a pavilion, and open lawn.   This means that the surrounding community is one step closer to having access to a park-like space for … 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 →

Meet Marylyn Chen: Park Pride’s Community Building Intern!

Say hello to Marylyn Chen, Park Pride’s Community Building intern! Marylyn is an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech, where she’s earning her degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Computing and Intelligence. In her free time, she likes to dance, travel and spend time out in nature. We took some time to talk to … Continue Reading →