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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
In advance of the Mayoral Candidate Forum on Greenspace, the nonprofit partners involved in the effort developed a comprehensive questionnaire that got to the heart of several of their most pressing issues that the next administration will have to face. Several of the candidates have provided written responses to these questions.
Atlanta is at a critical juncture for the future of its parks and greenspace. Park Pride is making the case for increased funding for park maintenance under the next administration. The facts behind the need are compelling: increases in park … Continue Reading →
The organizers of an Atlanta mayoral candidate forum on green space Thursday night had to move their event to a bigger auditorium — their first venue couldn’t hold everyone who wanted to know more about what the political hopefuls propose for the city’s trees, watersheds and parks. So on a Georgia State University stage, 10 mayoral hopefuls sketched out green visions for a crowd of nearly 400.
SOURCE: Saporta Report
On July 13, a coalition of Atlanta’s green nonprofits came together to host the Mayoral Candidate Forum on Greenspace in advance of the November election. Nearly 400 passionate greenspace enthusiasts attended to hear ten Atlanta mayoral candidates discuss their views on … Continue Reading →
The long-anticipated Rodney Cook Sr. Park and smaller Boone Park West will serve as community spaces while combating longstanding drainage and flooding problems in the area. Construction of the parks is made possible by a range of organizations, including Park Pride and the Trust for Public Land.
SOURCE: Curbed Atlanta
Did you know that pollinator gardens have the power to improve the resilience of urban environments? Park Pride and the Atlanta Botanical Garden have tapped into that power through the “Pollinators in Parks” initiative. With the support of The Home … Continue Reading →