Park Pride Announces 2018 Inspiration Award Winners!

Download PDF Press Release At Park Pride’s 17th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference on March 26, 2018, six Inspiration Award winners were recognized for their commitment to nurturing and strengthening the bonds between parks and communities. This year, these leaders were recognized: Isabel González Whitaker – Friends of Sara J. González Park In 2010, Coronet Way … Continue Reading →

17th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference Sparks Important Conversations in Light of Projected Population Growth

Download Printable PDF Atlanta, GA, March 6, 2018 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is hosting the 17th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, March 26th. The event is expected to draw over 450 attendees from across the Southeast and … Continue Reading →

Land Conservation Measure Unanimously Passes Key Committee

Download Printable PDF February 22, 2018 – The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act, which would dedicate annual funding to land conservation projects across the state, was passed unanimously this morning by the House Natural Resources Committee. The measure in its current form would generate approximately $20 million annually without raising or creating any new taxes. “This … Continue Reading →

Outdoor Industry Association Announces Support for Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the nation’s leading trade association for the outdoor recreation industry is supporting the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (HB 332). OIA represents more than 1,300 manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and other key members of the $887 billion outdoor recreation industry in the United States.

8 in 10 Voters Agree: Georgia Should Invest in Land Conservation

Download Printable PDF Eight in 10 Georgians agree that a portion of the existing state sales tax on outdoor recreation equipment should be constitutionally dedicated to land conservation according to a recent poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition.  The coalition is comprised of the state’s leading conservation organizations. “Georgians … Continue Reading →

Park Improvements Coming to Greenspace Across the City

Download Printable PDF Atlanta –January 16, 2018– Park Pride has announced that $1,027,000 has been granted to 14 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb to fund capital park improvements. This is the largest amount Park Pride has granted to communities in a single grant cycle. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $5.8 million to … Continue Reading →

The “Pollinators in Parks” Initiative Creates a BUZZ at STEM Event

In early October, Park Pride and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, in collaboration with West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Grove Park community gardeners and the Atlanta Public School System, engaged 107 third-grade students from Woodson Park Academy in a fun-filled STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education event at the Grove Park Pollinator Garden. STEM lessons offer students learning experiences that closely reflect the real-world scenarios and professions that require skills crossing disciplines.

A “Plaid-Tastic” Event to Transform Atlanta’s Parks

Download Printable PDF August 7, Atlanta, GA – Atlanta-based Park Pride, the local nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, invites Atlantans to take part in a new volunteer initiative this fall with a unique twist: lots of plaid!     On Saturday, November 4th, Park Pride will host the first ever … Continue Reading →

“Pollinators in Parks” Initiative Takes Root in Five City of Atlanta Parks

Atlanta, GA, May 31, 2017 – Park Pride and Atlanta Botanical Garden, in collaboration with local community gardening groups, completed the installation of five pollinator gardens in City of Atlanta parks. These gardens, which are part of the “Pollinators in Parks” initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation through the Community Building Network, are intended to improve Atlanta’s long-term biodiversity, ecological health and sustainability.