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Showing Appreciation for All Parks and Recreation Workers

We know parks play a vital role in our wellness as places where we’re able to connect with nature close to home. Those who make it possible to continue to visit our local parks—that is, the staff and essential workers of our local departments of parks and recreation—deserve our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for their service and sacrifices during this difficult time.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Thank Your Local Parks & Recreation Workers

Over the past several weeks, while shutdowns and stay-at-home orders clashed with the colorful arrival of spring, metro Atlantans flocked to local parks and trails. You may have been among them, perhaps because you recognize that parks play a vital role in the health and wellness of our residents. The importance of this role has … Continue Reading →

Be Gone, Invasive Species!

This webinar is part of the Atlanta Community ToolBank’s “Tools, Tips, and Tricks” education series. During this informative class, Park Pride’s Volunteer Team, Chris Lemons and Victoria Burgos, presents on best practices and the right tools for removal of invasive species such as Bamboo, English Ivy and Kudzu. You’ll learn all about these common invasive … Continue Reading →

Community encouraged to practice safe distancing while enjoying Atlanta parks

“Right now, I think people really need access to nature, and I think nature has a number of different health benefits… provided that we practice social distancing.” Social distancing is *critical* to safely enjoying Atlanta’s parks, trails, and open spaces! Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki, discusses the need for social distancing on WSB-TV’s People 2 People segment.

SOURCE: WSB-TV

COVID-19: Park Pride’s Operational Updates

May 20, 2020 Park Pride has decided to postpone all volunteer events until further notice due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19. We are in the process of evaluating volunteer procedures to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. As generous volunteers, we hope you are finding meaningful ways to give back to … Continue Reading →

#GreenYourSpace Photo Challenge

A greener city and planet starts at home! You know that access to greenspace is good for your mental and physical health. This Earth Day, Park Pride invites you to make your corner of the city a little greener with the #GreenYourSpace Challenge. The challenge is simple: convert your balcony, backyard, patio or porch into … Continue Reading →

Should you be visiting your local park?

  Among the many uncertainties that we face during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is understandable that you may question whether to visit parks, trails, or open spaces during this time. You are not alone; Park Pride shares your concerns. First, it is critical that–while visiting any location outside of your home, including parks and trails–you … Continue Reading →

2019 Highlights

Some highlights from 2019, Park Pride’s 30th year of impact and service.

Nature for All – Atlanta

With support from the Turner Foundation and in partnership with Trees Atlanta and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Adriana Garcia, was hired to be Park Pride’s Nature Accessibility Advocate and champion an initiative called Nature for All – Atlanta.