Welcome to Park Pride, Jessica! Jessica Hayhurst is the Special Events Intern with Park Pride this summer, and we are excited to have her join the team. Jessica is from Cartersville, GA and she graduated this May from Berry College where she majored in Public Relations.
“From staff to donors, everyone [at Park Pride] is joined on the same mission to make Atlanta’s parks great, and it’s a team effort to get there.” -Jessica Hayhurst
Outside of her time with Park Pride, Jessica enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, playing ukulele, reading, photography, and crafting to name a few things. But, as she says, “I’m always looking for new fun things to do!”
We got to know Jessica and heard her thoughts on the world of parks and working for Park Pride.
Park Pride believes in activating the Power of Parks. What does “the Power of Parks” mean to you?
The power of parks is in the community they foster. When people have a place to gather, play, and do life together, strong bonds are formed that enhance the community surrounding them.
Why do you feel parks are important?
Parks are important because they provide people with a space to unwind, connect with a little nature, and release a little tension.
What’s been your favorite aspect of working for Park Pride since you started?
My favorite aspect of working for Park Pride is the people. From staff to donors, everyone is joined on the same mission to make Atlanta’s parks great, and it’s a team effort to get there.
And now I have my fun questions! If you woke up one morning and found yourself inside of a movie, what movie would you join?
Peter Pan. I would hang out with Peter and the lost boys flying around Neverland with Tinkerbell and never grow up.
And finally what is the ultimate best park picnic food and why?
Chocolate chip cookies because they’re just delicious.
We couldn’t agree with you more, Jessica!