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WSB-TV Ch. 2 and The Trust for Public Land Announce Isabel González Whitaker as Atlanta’s 2018 Cox Conserves Hero

WSB-TV Channel 2, a Cox Enterprises company, and The Trust for Public Land today named Isabel González Whitaker as Atlanta’s 2018 Cox Conserves Hero. Park Pride, González Whitaker’s nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000 as part of her recognition for this award to benefit Sara J. González Park. A local judging panel chose González Whitaker from several outstanding candidates nominated by the public.

Overcoming Our Fear of the Environmental Unknown

Anyone who has lived in Atlanta for a few years is familiar with the city’s origins: founded as Terminus in 1837, rebranded as Atlanta in 1845, and by 1854 it had established itself as the rail hub of the south. But did you ever wonder what happened after that? This week on SaportaReport, Park Pride board member, Lee Harrop traces the changing mentality of greenspace development.

Visioning programs helps neighbors design park

“What [the Park Visioning] Program is designed to do is to give that same level of power and influence to the people who live in the neighborhoods so that they have a say over how their parks and greenspace get developed.” ~ Andrew White, Park Pride’s Director of Park Visioning

SOURCE: WSB TV

Parks and the Resilient City

  The 17th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, Parks and the Resilient City, explored how a robust park system contributes to the overall resilience of a city and ways we can make our park systems more resilient in the face … Continue Reading →

Advancing the Power of Parks

Efforts to advance the power of parks are bearing fruit at the city, state, and national levels.   City Level At the city level, Park Pride and the “green shirt army” were active in the days leading up to the … Continue Reading →

Tips for Planning a Community Event in Your Park

Are you looking for opportunities to relax and have fun with your family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors? There are few spots around the city to host an event that are more scenic or affordable than our urban parks! Whether you’re … Continue Reading →

Friends Groups Celebrate Park Improvements

Friends of the Park groups across the city are celebrating transformational park improvements made possible by Park Pride grants. Our grants are generously funded by The Woodruff Foundation (Legacy Grants) and The Home Depot Foundation (Community Building and Small Change … Continue Reading →