Atlanta-based public-private partnership receives support to bring greenspaces to school grounds

Download PDF Press Release May 27, 2021, Atlanta – Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) has selected a public-private partnership from Atlanta, including Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation, The Trust for Public Land, and Park Pride, to receive training and technical assistance to add nature and outdoor learning spaces to schoolyards. CCCN, a joint initiative of … Continue Reading →

Neighborhood Parks to See Over $1.3 Million in Improvements

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA – January 15, 2021 – Nineteen communities across the City of Atlanta and unincorporated DeKalb County look forward to $1,370,000 in capital improvements coming to neighborhood parks thanks to Park Pride, the local nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks. To date, the nonprofit has awarded over $10 million to park projects through their Grant Program, helping to fund improvements that include new playgrounds, bridges and piers, ADA-accessibility upgrades, kiosks and signage, trails, … Continue Reading →

Eight Atlanta Leaders Join Board of Local Parks Organization

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA., January 14, 2021 – A new cohort of park champions has joined Park Pride’s Board of Directors, expanding the breadth of expertise of the nonprofit’s leadership and furthering its mission to engage communities to activate the power of parks.  Sofia Bork, Wesley Brooks, Lane Courts, Omari Henderson, Pedro Pavón, Cynthia Searcy, Daryl Smith, and Nikki Walker, join 16 other members of the board tasked with providing … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Program and Community Gardens Receive Support from Kaiser Permanente

Download PDF Press Release   Atlanta, GA, November 4, 2020 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, received a $30,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente that is focused on improving the health and wellness of Atlantans through parks, greenspaces, and community gardens. The award will support geographically focused community engagement and empowerment activities, and education and networking opportunities surrounding emerging park issues and the societal value of parks.  Park … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Awards Over $1 Million to Fund Park Improvements Across the City

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta – February 24, 2020 – In its 30th year, Park Pride awarded a record $1,385,000 in capital funding for park improvements to 30 Friends of the Park groups across the City of Atlanta, unincorporated DeKalb County, City of Brookhaven, and City of Tucker. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $7 million to projects that include new playgrounds, bridges and piers, ADA-accessibility improvements, informational kiosks and signage, … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Leaders Join Board of Local Parks Organization

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA., February 2020 – A new cohort of leaders has joined the Board of Directors for Park Pride, a local nonprofit working to engage communities to activate the power of parks. Luis Avila-Estrada, Cox Enterprises; Atiba Mbiwan, the Zeist Foundation; and Susan Stainback, Sylvatica Studio, join 17 other local park advocates to comprise Park Pride’s 2020 Board of Directors. This … Continue Reading →

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New Park in English Avenue Community

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA, November 21, 2019 – Today, Atlanta City Council Member Antonio Brown, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner John Dargle, Chief Equity Officer William Hawthorne, III, Park Pride, The Conservation Fund, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, and representatives from the English Avenue community, held a ribbon cutting celebration for the long-anticipated English Avenue … Continue Reading →

18th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference Sparks Important Conversations around Equity, Art, and Health

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA, March 13, 2019 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is hosting the 18th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, March 25th. The event is expected to draw over 450 attendees from across the Southeast … Continue Reading →

Park Improvements Coming to Greenspaces Across the City

Park Pride has announced that $864,000 has been granted to 21 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb County to fund capital park improvements. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $6.6 million to projects that include new playgrounds, bridges and piers, informational kiosks and signage, trails, exercise equipment, community gardens, game fields, pavilions, green infrastructure amenities to help manage stormwater runoff, and more.