Osaze Akil Stigler is a student at the University of Georgia where he studies landscape architecture – but this summer, he is one of Park Pride’s Park Visioning interns. We are thrilled to have his insight and energy on team. His excitement for learning and working with people is contagious!
Do you live near or regularly use N. H. Scott Park? Does your family take advantage of the programs and classes offered at N. H. Scott Recreation Center? If so, we need to hear your voice as part of Park Pride’s Park Visioning Plan!
Knight Park, a City of Atlanta Park on the Westside’s Knight Park / Howell Station, hosted its first public meeting on April 20th as part of Park Pride’s Park Visioning process to get feedback and input about what community members would like to see as part of their dream greenspace.
Park Pride is thrilled to announce that in 2017, due to the enthusiasm of supporters and the proven impact of our services, the Park Visioning Program will expand to serve the citizens and parks of unincorporated DeKalb County!
Congratulations! Thanks to your input and feedback, the community-led Park Visioning process, facilitated by Park Pride, has been completed. The final concept plan for Memorial Drive Greenway (below) was presented at a public meeting on February 28th.
On March 8th, 2017, Park Pride was honored and humbled to accept the Fulcrum Award from Southface for the Proctor Creek North Avenue Watershed Basin Green Infrastructure Vision (PNA Study for short) on behalf of all our project partners. The study’s goal was to provide a comprehensive assessment of the Proctor Creek Watershed Basic on Atlanta’s Westside and propose a series greenspace improvements and new parks that would provide relief for the combined sewer system that often overflowed into the neighborhood streets, in addition to bringing more parks to this under-parked community.
Atlanta, GA, February 7, 2017 – Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, in partnership with the Atlanta Botanical Garden, received a $60,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation for the “Pollinators in Parks” pilot initiative to increase the presence and impact of pollinator gardens in five Atlanta Parks.
YOUR input is needed on two draft concept plans for a linear park between Oakland Cemetery and the State Capitol building. View and give feedback on the Visioning Plans for Memorial Drive Greenway.
Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki, briefly discusses the power of a “park visioning plan,” using Park Pride’s Proctor Creek North Avenue Vision for Green Infrastructure as an example.
Boone Park West represents the third park born out of the Proctor Creek North Avenue Study for Green Infrastructure (PNA Study) that will come to fruition.