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 →
Mattie Freeland Park Celebrates the Start of Construction!
The Friends of Mattie Freeland Park are celebrating the latest milestone in the creation of their new park… the beginning of construction!
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 →
ActivateATL: Recreation and Parks for All!
The City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation has launched a comprehensive master planning effort, ActivateATL: Recreation and Parks for All! During this challenging time and beyond, the Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to building a better parks and recreation system that meets the needs of all Atlantans. Now is your … Continue Reading →
Thank Your Local Parks & Recreation Workers
Over the past several weeks, while shutdowns and stay-at-home orders clashed with the colorful arrival of spring, metro Atlantans flocked to local parks and trails. You may have been among them, perhaps because you recognize that parks play a vital role in the health and wellness of our residents. The importance of this role has … Continue Reading →
COVID-19: Park Pride’s Operational Updates
May 20, 2020 Park Pride has decided to postpone all volunteer events until further notice due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19. We are in the process of evaluating volunteer procedures to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. As generous volunteers, we hope you are finding meaningful ways to give back to … Continue Reading →
Some highlights from 2019, Park Pride’s 30th year of impact and service.