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.

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment Receives Strong Support

Download PDF Press Release With five weeks remaining until the November General Election, the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment received the support of Governor Nathan Deal, members of the General Assembly and numerous business and community leaders at a campaign reception in Atlanta on October 2.  The measure is constitutional amendment number one and if approved … Continue Reading →

Groundbreaking Event Dedicates New Park in English Avenue Community

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA, August 23, 2018 – Today, Park Pride and The Conservation Fund, together with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, the City of Atlanta, and representatives from the English Avenue community, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the long-anticipated English Avenue greenspace formerly known as Boone Park West (located at Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Program to Benefit from a Wells Fargo Grant

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA, July 27, 2018 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo to enhance the resources provided through the Friends of the Park (FOP) Program to increase citizen engagement in and education around neighborhood parks and … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Returns to Brookhaven

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta – April 25, 2018 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, announced that the City of Brookhaven has signed a new contract allowing the organization to resume park improvement activities that were placed on hold when Brookhaven incorporated in 2012. Prior to … Continue Reading →