Celebrating a Decade in DeKalb!

On December 8, Park Pride’s 10-year anniversary of working in DeKalb County was honored with a proclamation at the Board of Commissioners monthly meeting. We are so proud of our partnership with DeKalb and the countless volunteers and donors who have amplified our impact and made our work possible. Through the years, Park Pride has … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Program and Community Gardens Receive Support from Kaiser Permanente

Download PDF Press Release   Atlanta, GA, November 4, 2020 – Park Pride, the Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, received a $30,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente that is focused on improving the health and wellness of Atlantans through parks, greenspaces, and community gardens. The award will support geographically focused community engagement and empowerment activities, and education and networking opportunities surrounding emerging park issues and the societal value of parks.  Park … Continue Reading →

People, Parks, Paths and the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of parks and paths in our community. As more people have explored these critical green spaces, often for the first time, they may be surprised by their quality and accessibility. Atlanta Regional Commission’s latest webinar on People, Parks, Paths and the Pandemic explores the importance of public spaces … Continue Reading →

Outdoor Play in Times of Crisis

Imagine you’re a child living through the COVID-19 pandemic in a home without a backyard in a neighborhood without a park? Where could you go outside to play and enjoy the fresh air that’s safe? The lack of a neighborhood park is a reality for far too many Atlantans; approximately 28% according to the most … Continue Reading →

Sabina Kasumova: Activating Atlanta!

Say hello to Sabina Kasumova, Park Pride’s Public Engagement Specialist! Sabina joined the team in early 2020, specifically to support the public engagement strategy for ActivateATL: Recreation and Parks for All, the City of Atlanta’s 10-year comprehensive plan for parks and rec. Her expertise and enthusiasm has resulted in the most successful engagement effort that … Continue Reading →

Chanté Lively: Excited about the Power of Parks!

Say hello to Chanté Lively, Park Pride’s Community Building Intern for Fall 2020! Chanté is a senior marine biology major with minors in Spanish and Global Engagement at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. But this semester, she’s doing her classes virtually due to COVID-19. When Chanté discovered the Park Pride internship and its … Continue Reading →

Kimberly Elementary Schoolyard Update

Kimberly Elementary, a participant in the Atlanta Community Schoolyards initiative, is officially under construction for an updated schoolyard!         The updates include an ADA-accessible walkway, new play equipment, a pavilion, and open lawn.   This means that the surrounding community is one step closer to having access to a park-like space for … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s 2020 Inspiration Award Honorees

Download PDF Press Release Park Pride’s Annual Inspiration Awards honor leaders who inspire others to expand and improve public parks and greenspaces, work to raise awareness about critical, system-wide park issues, and demonstrate a profound commitment to strengthening the connection between parks and their surrounding community. 2020 Inspiration Award Honorees Sofia Bork Friends of Sara … Continue Reading →