Ormond-Grant Park, just south of Memorial Drive on Atlanta’s East side, was once a very different and scary place. But donors and park enthusiasts, like you, helped change that. Neighbors remember the park as a bleak corner of the neighborhood. … Continue Reading →
“My park matters because it provides a public space for community members have access to activities that they wouldn’t be able to do at their homes.” ~Harry Clements Harry Clements is the volunteer manager of Grove Park Community Garden in … Continue Reading →
The Friends of N.H. Scott Park & Recreation Center are working with Park Pride through our Park Visioning process with the community to understand and current needs and desires for this beloved neighborhood park. The outcome of park visioning is a new, community-supported park master plan.
Atlanta, GA, September 7, 2017 – Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, received a $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo to increase and expand the resources provided through the Friends of the Park (FOP) Program to increase citizen engagement in neighborhood parks.
There is so much work to be done in parks across the city, which is why I’m organizing a fundraising and volunteer team for Plaid Palooza on November 4th. At Plaid Palooza, I will work with 200 volunteers at Historic Fourth Ward Park on projects that will complete part of the park’s master plan. Meanwhile, the funds my team and I raise will benefit Park Pride programs that make it possible for neighbors to bring great parks to life in their communities.
Since taking on the role of executive director at Park Pride four years ago, I have taken to posting images of my work-related experiences in parks as well as my park-related journeys on weekends. As the political temperature has escalated this year, I have stepped up my game and redoubled my efforts as my own random act of disruption on Instagram and Twitter. My goal has been simply to show the beauty that I find in parks – the intricacies and complexities of a flower or a piece of art, a smiling face (often, my own children’s), a crowd of Atlantans on picnic blankets enjoying a concert in Grant Park.
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Find more photos on our Facebook page. If you see yourself, tag yourself! Check the Park Pride calendar for future event details.
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 … Continue Reading →
Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) is one of the world’s great parks, receiving the Urban Land Institute’s Global Award of Excellence in 2013. Atlantans have come to love it and thousands have been drawn to live, work, and play in … Continue Reading →
On July 13, Park Pride and partners hosted the Mayoral Candidate Forum on Greenspace. The event was initially planned to take place at The Carter Center but was moved to Georgia State to accommodate a surge of registrants eager to hear the candidates’ views on greenspace. Twenty-four hours later, Georgia State’s larger auditorium was maxed out as well.
SOURCE: Saporta Report