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

A Partner to Rely On

“Parks live and breathe, and communities thrive where there are greenspaces and safe spaces for children to play and for communities to come together.”  ~Isabel González Whitaker Ten years ago, Isabel González Whitaker established the Friends of Sara J. González … Continue Reading →

Meet Park Pride’s NEW Director of Community Building, Tina Arnold!

Park Pride is pleased to introduce you to the greenest member of the team, our new Director of Community Building, Tina Arnold! Within her role, she will promote, educate, and advocate for parks, and foster a culture of stewardship and support among Friends of the Park groups across the city.

#YesOnOne: Vote YES for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment

By voting yes, you will be saying yes to protecting Georgia’s waters and lands by dedicating a portion of the existing sales tax on sporting goods. Without raising taxes, you will authorize the state to set aside $20 million per year – that’s $200 million over the next 10 years – to support projects consistent with the state’s established goals for conservation. These projects will protect lands critical to clean drinking water, support local parks and trails, and help to maintain and improve areas to fish and hunt.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Little Nancy Creek Park marks 10th anniversary

The Friends of Little Nancy Creek Park, the volunteer group behind the greenspace, hosted the 10th anniversary celebration of the five-acre facility off Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Buckhead Sunday. Although attending the anniversary celebration were such dignitaries involved in the park’s development as Atlanta City Council District 7 Councilman Howard Shook and Park Pride Executive Director Michael Halicki plus leaders with the Friends group, the real “party-goers” were the more than 100 children who were using the playground equipment during the event.

SOURCE: Northside Neighbor