8 Days of Sustainability: Parks and Sustainability

The Livable Buckhead Strategic Sustainability Action Plan is an excellent playbook for leading Buckhead towards a more sustainable future. The leadership of Livable Buckhead and its sustainability committee should be commended for this plan. I have paid particular attention to the portion of the plan that highlights the importance of an interconnected network of parks, trails and greenspaces and the role this network can and should play in the future of Buckhead.

SOURCE: Livable Buckhead

YOUR Input Matters in the Needham Park Vision Plan

Do you live near or regularly use Needham Park? Do you like the idea of having a small neighborhood park near your home or work? Do you have ideas about how Needham Park could be enhanced and preserved for future generations to love and enjoy? If so, … Continue Reading →

Is Better Health Your New Year’s Resolution? Read This.

For many people, the new year brings with it the resolve to get fit, get healthy, and adopt a more active lifestyle. Sound familiar? Perhaps you’re planning to hit the gym, buy organic, or dust off your sneakers and pick up jogging. While all of these are great aspirations, I’d like to offer an alternative resolution to consider that will tic all the boxes: visit a park.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Celebrating 30 Years for the Greener Good: Park Visioning

2019 marks Park Pride’s 30th anniversary of engaging communities to activate the power of parks! We’re excited to look back over the decades and showcase some of Park Pride’s accomplishments… starting with the 42 conceptual park plans created through the community-engagement … Continue Reading →

Bringing Positive Activity into Your Park

Friends of the Park groups are composed of individuals with a wealth of knowledge about community engagement and tactics that work and appeal to specific neighbors and communities. Through a Park Pride workshop in the Fall of 2018, we brought … Continue Reading →

Learning is the First Step for Caring

During a recent conversation with Kalya Altland, Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Associate, she said “Learning is the first step for caring in our communities. It inspires action and encourages others to join with you to build a welcoming and vibrant community.” I couldn’t agree with her more. Learning how to use my voice to the benefit of my park and community was, indeed, my first step to caring and making an impact.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

The Power of a Great Park

The Power of a Great Park from Park Pride on Vimeo. For almost 30 years, Park Pride has engaged communities to activate the power of parks, making communities: Healthier Safer Stronger Cleaner Greener  Happier Everyone deserves to have a great … Continue Reading →

Making a Difference through Volunteering

“I’m a firm believer that we don’t have to leave our neighborhood to have something nice and enjoy something nice.
Without Park Pride, we wouldn’t have what we have today.” ~ Gwendolyn Stegall

Turning Park Dreams into Realities

“Having these grants [from Park Pride] and what we’ve done, it brings so many people to the park. So, really Park Pride, from the design, getting volunteers, helping us coordinate work days, and then the grant process… there’s no other group that does that.”  ~ Tom Branch, Friends of Frazier-Rowe Park