Enlist Allies to Improve Your Park

Elected officials are powerful allies for park improvement projects. A strong rapport with elected officials, when leveraged in conjunction with the parks department, can play a major role in helping park advocates achieve their goals. Yet, relationships don’t form overnight. … Continue Reading →

Restoring Pollinator Populations

Author and photographer Holly Elmore explores the reasons behind honeybee colony collapse, ground rules for healthy pollinator gardens, and Park Pride’s partnership with the Atlanta Botanical Garden to pilot the “Pollinators in Parks” initiative, funded by The Home Depot Foundation.

SOURCE: Southern Farm & Garden

Georgian Hills gets improvements; more Brookhaven parks advocacy coming

The city recently contracted with Park Pride, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides programs and leadership to help communities activate neighborhood parks, for $19,540. Park Pride will work with local park conservancies to provide resources such as finding volunteers for a cleanup day as well as fundraising efforts, according to Michael Halicki, who spoke to the City Council at its April 24 work session. “Our whole focus is to engage communities to activate parks,” Halicki said. Park Pride works with parks in Atlanta and DeKalb County and had a relationship with Brookhaven before the city incorporated in 2012. The city is now reestablishing the partnership.

SOURCE: Reporter Newspapers

Park Pride Returns to Brookhaven

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta – April 25, 2018 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, announced that the City of Brookhaven has signed a new contract allowing the organization to resume … Continue Reading →

YOUR Input Needed on Vision Plan for South Atlanta Park

Thanks to your input and feedback, the community-led Park Visioning process, facilitated by Park Pride, has been completed. The outcome is a new, community-supported park master plan, which was presented at Price Middle School on February 12.  

Shop at Whole Foods to Benefit Parks!

Prepare your shopping list and head to one of the four Whole Foods locations in Atlanta (Buckhead, Ponce, Briarcliff, and Brookhaven locations) on April 19. 5% of the cost of your purchase will be donated to Park Pride to support … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Announces 2018 Inspiration Award Winners!

Download PDF Press Release At Park Pride’s 17th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference on March 26, 2018, six Inspiration Award winners were recognized for their commitment to nurturing and strengthening the bonds between parks and communities. This year, these leaders … Continue Reading →