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The Trust for Public Land and Partners Launch 10-Minute Walk Campaign Partnership Fund and Announce First Year Grantee Recipients

The 10-Minute Walk Campaign—a partnership between The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute–today announced $400,000 in grants to advance the goal of ensuring that everyone has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home. Park Pride received a $40,000 grant to support the Community Schoolyards Program, a pilot effort to use area schoolyards as community green spaces.

SOURCE: The Trust for Public Land

Why do we love volunteering in parks?

Why do we love volunteering in parks? Easy: it’s good for our health, it’s good for communities, and it’s good for the environment. Volunteer in a park today. Visit the Volunteer page for more information.

City to expand access to school playgrounds

A proposed Atlanta Public Schools and City of Atlanta program would open up schoolyards for use as public parks after school, on weekends and summer breaks. It’s part of a growing national trend to use school playgrounds to fill a void in neighborhoods that don’t have public parks within walking distance. “We think of parks as being the hearts of communities, but the schools are similarly the center of communities,” said Michael Halicki, executive director of Park Pride. The Atlanta park advocacy organization, along with partners including The Trust for Public Land, are helping APS and the city open three schoolyards as public parks next year. Over three years, the program would expand to include about 10 schools throughout Atlanta.

SOURCE: AJC

The Time is Right for Positive Change

Michael Halicki had the good fortune to be in the room at an Atlanta City Council committee meeting last week when Atlanta Parks Commissioner John Dargle recounted his observations since taking on his role 5+ months ago. This column is an attempt to share the Commissioner’s observations and layer on the vantage point of Park Pride.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

YOUR Input Needed on Park Designs for Needham Park

The Friends of Needham Park are working with Park Pride on a vision plan for Needham Park. Through the Park Visioning  process neighbors are examining their collective and current needs and desires for this small, beautiful park. The outcome of “park visioning” is a new, … Continue Reading →

YOUR Input Needed on Park Designs for DeKalb Memorial Park

The Parkview and Kirkwood communities are working with Park Pride and other community organizations on a vision plan for DeKalb Memorial Park. Through the Park Visioning  process neighbors are examining their collective and current needs and desires for this beautiful park. The outcome of “park visioning” is a new, … Continue Reading →

Park Prides 2019 Inspiration Award Winners!

At Park Pride’s 18th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference on March 25, 2019, six Inspiration Award winners were recognized for their commitment to nurturing and strengthening the bonds between parks and communities. This year, these leaders were recognized: JyQuan Almond … Continue Reading →

From Snow Piles to Worm Rescues: A Child’s Connection to Nature

“Recently, Tina Arnold, Park Pride’s Director of Community Building, asked a gathering of board and staff what “made you ‘go green’?” She wanted us to share the moment that we discovered our connection to nature.” On this month’s contribution to Saporta Report’s People, Places, and Parks, Park Pride’s Rachel Maher shares that for many people, a love and appreciation for nature are deeply rooted in childhood, and she highlights the steps being taken to bring all children in the city closer to nature.

SOURCE: Saporta Report