Grants: for the greener good

With the support of The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation, Park Pride is proud to announce the recipients of our 2016 Legacy and Community Building Grants! Grant funds are matched by community raised dollars, increasing the impact of each dollar awarded.

Legacy Grants (Up to $100,000)

The Friends of Springvale Park will expand their existing playground with a toddler play area, sensory garden, and ADA pathways, as well as enhance the space with new landscaping and hardscaping.

The Grant Park Conservancy will restore the historic Milledge Fountain and renovate the Cherokee-Milledge Plaza.

The Friends of Mountain Way Common will create a multi-use concrete perimeter loop trail connecting to the newly constructed pedestrian bridge.

The Friends of John Howell Memorial Park will use green infrastructure to slow, disperse and absorb rainwater, reducing the demands on urban infrastructure and supporting a healthy water table.

The Friends of Ormond-Grant Park will add an interactive rain garden/bioswale, a new access point to the park, and enhance the park’s landscaping.

The Adam’s Park Foundation will complete Phase III renovations to the park, including a new splash pad, renovations to the pool and seating area improvements.


Adams Park’s Recently Opened Splash Island


Community Building Grants (Up to $50,000)

The Friends of Chapel Hill Park will install a beautiful new fishing pier to fully take advantage of the park’s tranquil lake.

The Friends of Pendergrast Park will begin development of this newly acquired greenspace with a trail system and the addition of picnic tables, a bench swing, a bike rack and trash bins.

The Friends of Frazier-Rowe Park will enhance access to the park with an ADA accessible loop trail and stairs connecting sections of the park, and add a water fountain to provide drinking water and irrigation.

The Friends of Channing Valley Park will improve park safety with the installation of an ornamental fence along a busy road.

The Ansley Park Beautifucation Foundation will create a hard-surface walkway to the Winn Park playground providing access for strollers, tricycles, wheelchairs and visitors of all ages and abilities.

The Friends of Sibley Park will restore the original park entrance and trail designed by the Peachtree Garden Club in 1937. They will also add a stone overlook terrace and stone steps into the park.


Small Change Grants (Up to $2,500)

Park Pride’s Small Change Grants, supported by the Cecil B. Day Foundation, fund small beautification projects in parks that have BIG impacts! Awarded quarterly, the following community groups have received Small Change Grants in 2016: The Friends of Anderson Park, The Friends of Whittier Mill Park and Capitol View Community Garden.


More Information

Learn more about Park Pride’s Grant Programs.

Grant Programs Contact: Teri Nye,

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