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July 2020

Greenspace Gathering

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking to socialize with your fellow park advocates and discuss topics around parks, trails, and greenspaces? Join us with your favorite refreshments to chat, share stories, and build community from the safety of our homes. This month we will share highlights from the 2020 Friends of the Park Check-in survey (and how we can use them!) with Community Building Intern, Marylyn Chen. Event is free and open to all. Questions or ideas for conversation topics? Reach out to Kayla Altland, Program…

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August 2020

Greenspace Gathering

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Looking to socialize with your fellow park advocates and discuss topics around parks, trails, and greenspaces? Join us with your favorite refreshments to chat, share stories, and build community from the safety of our homes. This month we will review the best of the Parks & Greenspace Conference (Monday, August 17) and discuss how to incorporate your favorite ideas at your park. Not able to attend the conference? Join us to hear what you missed. Event is free and open…

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September 2020

September Park Meeting

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Every month, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department attend to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month Friends of Intrenchment Creek will co-host and share ways they have brought awareness…

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Virtual Meeting: Atlanta BeltLine Third Quarterly Briefing of 2020

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Atlanta BeltLine for project updates during the Third Quarterly Briefing of 2020. This meeting will be held virtually over the Zoom platform. Attendees can participate online or by calling in. Meeting details are listed below. They will take as many questions as time allows on Zoom and Facebook Live. Please submit questions no later than Tuesday, September 8th at noon to meeting.questions@atlbeltline.org.  To pre-register or join the Zoom meeting already in progress, click HERE. Phone number to call…

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Community Engagement Workshop

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT Parks are for everyone. Join your fellow Friends to learn and share ways to welcome more people to enjoy your park and support your group! This workshop will feature a presentation on Appreciative Inquiry by Dietra Hawkins that focuses on using your community’s strengths to set in motion positive change. Friends of the Park peers who are experts in community engagement will share their successes and challenges in bringing consensus on park improvements for successful project implementation. The…

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Deadline to Apply for Design Consultation

September 18

As part of this year’s Park Design Workshop, we will be selecting up to five parks in our service area to work with a volunteer landscape architect to design a small area of your park (think $10,000 or less). You will then have the opportunity to present your idea at the workshop in a friendly setting with your peers the morning of October 29th, where we will all share tips and advice for moving designs toward implementation. To submit your…

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Brainstorm for Big Park Meeting

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Save the date for Saturday, November 14 to join us for the Big Park Meeting to learn and network with over 100 other Friends virtually. Registration will be available October 1. As we plan this event, we to know how we can make this a valuable experience to help you meet your park goals. Join us on Monday, September 21 from 5:30-6:30 for a brainstorm session. Can’t make the meeting? Please fill out this short survey. Questions? Reach out to…

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October 2020

October Park Meeting (virtual)

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Every month, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department attend to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. We have moved to a virtual meeting format. Please use the link below to access…

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November 2020

Park Pride Grants: Application Deadline

November 1

Applications for 2020 Community Building and Legacy Grants are due Sunday, November 1st by 11:59 p.m. Please refer to the grant application information on the Grant Programs page for more details about your submitting your application. Use password: empoweringmoreparkusage to access the application. Questions? Contact Program Manager, Elizabeth Bogue through 5p.m. on October 28, 2020 at elizabeth@parkpride.org or 770-615-6005. Please email grants@parkpride.org after that date.

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Big Park Meeting 2020 (virtual event)

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

We know it has been a frustrating year (to put it mildly!). We could all definitely use a boost. So, let’s come together at this year’s virtual Big Park Meeting and focus on what’s good and positive: our communities and our parks! Part social gathering and part education, this year’s Big Park Meeting will focus on the resilience and adaptability of our parks community. During this two-hour virtual event, we’ll: Celebrate recent wins and local park champions, Translate what we’ve learned /…

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