Ruth Pimentel: The Organizing Power of Parks

“Parks are often one of the only public spaces people feel ownership of, and that sense of ownership can be a powerful organizing force.” – Ruth Pimentel

Grace Raulet: Giving Back Through Parks

Say hello to Grace Raulet, one of Park Pride’s summer Visioning Interns ! Grace is currently a 3rd year Landscape Architecture student at the University of Georgia in the College of Environment and Design, with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Urban and Metropolitan Studies.”Parks are an act of giving back to the earth by replenishing and protecting green spaces, instead of diminishing them” – Grace Raulet

Jessica Hayhurst: The Mission for Great Parks

Welcome to Park Pride, Jessica! Jessica Hayhurst is the Special Events Intern with Park Pride this summer, and we are excited to have her join the team. Jessica is from Cartersville, GA and she graduated this May from Berry College where she majored in Public Relations.”From staff to donors, everyone [at Park Pride] is joined on the same mission to make Atlanta’s parks great, and it’s a team effort to get there.” -Jessica Hayhurst

2019 Martin Luther King Day of Service

On Martin Luther King Day of Service, more than 80 Park Pride and Atlanta BeltLine volunteers gathered at Washington Park, the first public park for African Americans in the City of Atlanta, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the park’s 100th anniversary. Volunteers braved sub-freezing temperatures to help plant blueberry bushes and spring bulbs, mulch trees, clean up litter, remove invasive plants, control erosion, and fix up a picnic table.

The Power of a Great Park

The Power of a Great Park from Park Pride on Vimeo. For almost 30 years, Park Pride has engaged communities to activate the power of parks, making communities: Healthier Safer … Continue Reading →

Making a Difference through Volunteering

“I’m a firm believer that we don’t have to leave our neighborhood to have something nice and enjoy something nice.
Without Park Pride, we wouldn’t have what we have today.” ~ Gwendolyn Stegall

Turning Park Dreams into Realities

“Having these grants [from Park Pride] and what we’ve done, it brings so many people to the park. So, really Park Pride, from the design, getting volunteers, helping us coordinate work days, and then the grant process… there’s no other group that does that.”  ~ Tom Branch, Friends of Frazier-Rowe Park