Fundraising Inspiration: Lang-Carson Park Cornhole Tournament

The Friends of Lang-Carson Park was keen on hosting an event to bring positive energy into the park and raise awareness within the neighborhood. In order to reach Reynoldstown’s growing demographic of young families, the group decided to organize an event that would speak to this generation: a cornhole tournament!   For $20, a team … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Inspiration: Peachtree Hills Pet Calendar

When the Friends of Peachtree Hills Park sat down to brainstorm fundraising ideas, they knew that to be successful in meeting their financial goals, they would need the support of the park’s “power users” – dogs! Or, dog owners to be more exact. And as it turns out, people will pay good money to have … Continue Reading →

A Greenspace Vision for Summerhill

  Recently, residents of Summerhill in southeast Atlanta found themselves at a critical juncture in their neighborhood’s development. Nearby Turner Field is facing redevelopment; Atlanta Public Schools is planning a renovation that includes the conversion of an existing greenspace into a parking lot; and the City of Atlanta is looking at installing underground vaults to … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Inspiration for Your Park

Attention Friends of the Park groups! The Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation has discovered THE way to fund raise for their neighborhood parks, all while eating, drinking, and being merry. The secret? House parties. Yes, house parties. The formula is simple: Volunteers sign up to be a party host. As a party host, the volunteer agrees … Continue Reading →

Tips for Organizing a Volunteer Day

This week, we talked with Tom Branch, the Vice Chair of the Friends of Frazier-Rowe Park. His Friends group had an incredibly successful year of volunteer days, and we wanted to share his secrets with you 🙂 Below are the main take-aways from our convo, but if you’ve got time to read a more in-depth … Continue Reading →

Lessons from the Garden Hills Pool House Project

At our June PARC meeting (that’s Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition), we visited with Jeff Clark at the Garden Hills Pool House. Jeff is the President of the pool’s volunteer board of directors, and under his leadership they built a BEAUTIFUL new pool house … all with money raised through 36 months of painstaking fundraising. Fundraising … Continue Reading →

25 Days of Service – Lindsay Street Park

On Friday, April 4, more than 180 associates of the Blank Family of Businesses demonstrated their creativity by laying the groundwork for the first park for residents of the English Avenue community of Atlanta! This park will provide important greenspace and recreational opportunities to improve the health and quality of life of its residents. The … Continue Reading →

Reverend James Orange Park Revitalization

The Reverend James Orange Park is located in the Oakland City neighborhood of southwest Atlanta. In the summer of 2012, Park Pride’s Visioning Team  (Walt Ray and Becky Katz) lead the community through a re-design of Reverend James Orange Park and helped them create a Visioning Plan. One major concern the community had was the … Continue Reading →

The Story of Vine City Park

This Park Pride success story is a long time in the making, which makes it that much sweeter! We have to go back to 2005 where this story begins . . . 2005: The Vine City community approached Park Pride to help revitalize the two acre plot of land that was overrun by kudzu and … Continue Reading →