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Park Pride Virtual Roundtable


June 15, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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From Good to Great: Going Beyond Atlanta’s ParkScore


No cost to register.


On May 27th, The Trust for Public Land released an updated ParkScore ranking, showing that Atlanta’s score had slipped from 40th to 49th among the 100 largest US cities. What actions can we take now to get our city back on track?

At this Park Pride Virtual Roundtable, Charlie McCabe, parks and placemaking expert, will share the findings from a recent study (commissioned by The Trust for Public Land and funded by The Arthur M. Blank Foundation) of Atlanta’s park system.

Read the Study

McCabe will also highlight and discuss recommendations to move the needle in making great parks accessible to all Atlantans. Roundtable attendees will have the opportunity to share responses to and implementation strategies for the recommendations during interactive breakout sessions facilitated by local leaders.


About the Featured Speaker

Charlie McCabe is a parks, placemaking, and programming consultant, based in the Boston, MA area. Charlie works with public agencies, parks nonprofits and commercial clients. In his spare time, he volunteers, helping with trail, garden and other volunteer projects. He’s  an avid biker and gardener, too.

Prior to his consulting role, Charlie was the Director of the Center for City Park Excellence at The Trust for Public Land (2017-2019). He also served as Director of Public Programs for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (2012-2015) and as Executive Director of the Austin Parks Foundation (2005-2012). Between the Greenway and The Trust for Public Land, Charlie earned a master’s degree in Urban Placemaking & Management at Pratt Institute and worked as a fellow at New Yorkers for Parks and the Municipal Art Society in New York City.



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