Pushing Past Park Boundaries to Make Atlanta a More Livable City

Park Pride believes that everyone deserves access not just to a park, but a quality park. Fulfilling this vision cannot occur in isolation from other city priorities that impact people’s health, happiness, and quality of life. Affordable housing, regionalism, and active transportation, are three front and center issues within which parks need to find their place. Read more in Park Pride’s monthly contribution to Saporta Report’s People, Places, and Parks.

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The Making of the Next Greenspace Mayor

Park Pride and our greenspace partners have been hard at work through the better part of this year attempting to develop a rapport with the next Mayor of the City of Atlanta. The challenge, at this particular point in time, is that we don’t know who that person will be. As of the August 20th filing, there were 14 candidates who claimed to be up to the job. However, at the race’s conclusion there can be only one.

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From Good to Great: Going Beyond Atlanta’s ParkScore

At this Park Pride Virtual Roundtable, Charlie McCabe, parks and placemaking expert, shared the findings from a recent study (commissioned by The Trust for Public Land and funded by The Arthur M. Blank Foundation) of Atlanta’s park system. He also discussed recommendations to making great parks accessible to all Atlantans. City of Atlanta Mayoral candidates (or representatives from their campaign) were also on hand to provide their responses to the study’s findings.

Atlanta’s ParkScore ranking drops to 49th from 40th

Atlanta did not fare too well in the Trust for Public Land’s 2021 ParkScore ranking. Of the 100 major U.S. cities, Atlanta ranked 49th compared to 40th last year. Part of the reason can be attributed to equity. For the first time, TPL added measures of park equity in its ParkScore rankings.

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