A natural surface trail is a fantastic addition to any park, especially those with forests. Natural trails are affordable, protect the ecosystem from destruction caused by the heavy machinery required to lay pavement, and are gentle on your knees!
The park, shaded by 100-year-old oak trees, was home only to a small, tired playground not fit for use by neighborhood children. Yet, Isabel saw potential; she imagined a new all-abilities playground, a soccer field, and an education nook. She dreamed of a space that would champion inclusivity of cultures, ages, and abilities.
Parks can catalyze improvements in health and strengthen communities. When the Rev. James Orange Park received Park Pride’s Legacy Grant in 2012, it spurred additional city investment that resulted in a new pool, splash pad, and playground. The residents coalesced around a shared vision of safety, family-friendly amenities, and preservation of nature that resulted in both improved health outcomes and a stronger community.
The neighborhood described above was, unfortunately, Atlanta’s own English Avenue just a few years ago. However, due to the persistence of English Avenue residents combined with the support of Park … Continue Reading →
Efforts to advance the power of parks are bearing fruit at the city, state, and national levels. City Level At the city level, Park Pride and the “green shirt … Continue Reading →
Are you looking for opportunities to relax and have fun with your family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors? There are few spots around the city to host an event that are … Continue Reading →
Friends of the Park groups across the city are celebrating transformational park improvements made possible by Park Pride grants. Our grants are generously funded by The Woodruff Foundation (Legacy Grants) … Continue Reading →
Word is spreading about the power of parks across the Atlanta area—thank you for raising your voice and sharing your passion for greenspace! As a result, both the City of … Continue Reading →
Park Pride makes communities feel proud of their parks. Park Pride brings terrific energy to local communities. They work to activate our shared, public spaces—making them work for the people … Continue Reading →
Thank you to The Home Depot’s Building Services team for volunteering in Washington Park on July 13! Your hard work to weed, pick up litter, and clear invasive helped beautify … Continue Reading →