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Park Pride’s Green Tie Gala

Over 400 guests danced their “picnic chic” for Park Pride’s 30th anniversary celebration, the Green Tie Gala. The Green Tie Gala was an opportunity to celebrate and thank you, our donors, Friends of the Park group members, volunteers, corporate and foundation supporters, board alumni, and government and nonprofit partners. Our work simply would not be possible if it weren’t … Continue Reading →

Thirty Years of Passion for Parks

For 30 years, Park Pride has engaged communities to activate the power of parks. Thirty years. A lot has changed over the course of three decades, and we remain committed to advocating for and improving parks. Why? The simple answer is three-fold: Parks are good for people. Parks are good for communities. Parks are good for the environment. … Continue Reading →

Take back parks from invasive plant species!

Invasive plants are a serious problem in our local parks and are top of mind for Park Pride volunteer staff, our government partners, and Friends of the Park groups. In this month’s contribution to People, Places, and Parks, Park Pride’s Community Building team share tips for addressing the most aggressive invasive plant species and where you can turn for help to reclaim your park!

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Mariaelena Navarro: Greenspaces and Community

Mariaelena is the Communications and Development Intern with Park Pride this fall! Mariaelena grew up in Brunswick, Georgia and is a currently studying English at Georgia State University. “The importance of greenspaces in cities is evident in the community building and environmental impact of parks.” – Mariaelena Navarro Outside of Park Pride, Mariaelena enjoys eating … Continue Reading →

Our 30 Year Obsession with Parks, Explained

For 30 years, Park Pride has engaged communities to activate the power of parks. A lot has changed over the course of three decades, both for the world and for Park Pride. And yet, it’s 2019 and we remain committed to advocating for and improving parks. Why? Why does Park Pride do what we do, and why is it so important? Why have we been obsessing over parks for the last 30 years?

SOURCE: Saporta Report

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The Nature Pyramid: A Defense of Local Access to Nature

As we attempt to increase our access to nature in our city (most recently through the efforts to strengthen the Tree Protection Ordinance), a framework is needed that puts “local” nature within a larger context of issues, policies, and health implications. I have come across such a framework, known as the nature pyramid, that could be helpful.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

YOUR Input Matters in the Mozley Park Vision Plan

Do you live near or regularly use Mozley Park? Are you excited about the new playground? Do you have ideas for how Mozley Park could be enhanced and preserved for future Atlantans to love and enjoy? Are you concerned about changes you’re seeing in or around the park? If so, we need to hear your … Continue Reading →

YOUR Input Matters in the Lang-Carson Park Vision Plan

Do you live near or regularly use Lang-Carson Park? Do you play sports, garden, or enjoy the art at the park? Do you have ideas for how Lang-Carson Park could be enhanced and preserved for future generations to love and enjoy? If so, we need to hear your voice! The Reynoldstown community is beginning a … Continue Reading →

Atlanta: The City in the Saplings?

The City of Atlanta is in the process of rewriting its tree ordinance—this is the set of rules that protects trees on public and private land throughout the city. The task isn’t quick or easy, but it’s a necessity as the city grows in population and tension increases between new development and the need to preserve trees and urban greenspaces.

SOURCE: Saporta Report