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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, community-supported park vision plan that can be used for advocacy and fundraising. Thank you to … 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, community-supported park vision plan that can be used for advocacy and fundraising.  Thank you to … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s 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 – Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill JyQuan is a confident and charismatic leader at … Continue Reading →

18th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference Sparks Important Conversations around Equity, Art, and Health

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA, March 13, 2019 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, is hosting the 18th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, March 25th. The event is expected to draw over 450 attendees from across the Southeast … 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

Celebrating 30 Years for the Greener Good: Grant Programs

2019 marks Park Pride’s 30th anniversary of engaging communities to activate the power of parks! We’re excited to take a look back over the decades to showcase some of our accomplishments… including the over $6.6 million awarded to community groups through Park Pride’s grantmaking programs for park improvements! Park Pride matching grants range from $100 … Continue Reading →

Where Life Swirls…

Jane Jacobs, urban activist and influencer, once stated that “a successful park is where life swirls.” A park “where life swirls” is a park that is welcoming to all members of the community. It is where you’ll find people absorbed in a variety of different activities that have gotten them out of the house enjoying time with neighbors, family, and friends. In this month’s contribution to the Saporta Report’s People, Places, and Parks, Communication Manager Rachel Maher discusses strategies for how neighbors can create an engaging community park that is swirling with life, beginning with attending the Parks & Greenspace Conference.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

2019 Martin Luther King Day of Service

On Martin Luther King Day of Service, more than 80 Park Pride and Atlanta BeltLine volunteers gathered at Washington Park, the first public park for African Americans in the City of Atlanta, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the park’s 100th anniversary. Volunteers braved sub-freezing temperatures to help plant blueberry bushes and spring bulbs, mulch trees, clean up litter, remove invasive plants, control erosion, and fix up a picnic table.

Park Pride investing $864,000 in parks in Atlanta and DeKalb

Park Pride announced Wednesday that it’s granting a total of $864,000 to 21 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb County to fund capital park improvements. According to a news release, that means that since 2004, Park Pride has awarded more than $6.6 million to projects that include new playgrounds, bridges and piers, informational kiosks and signage, trails, exercise equipment, community gardens, game fields, pavilions, green infrastructure amenities to help manage storm water runoff, and more.

SOURCE: Atlanta Business Chronicle