On November 29th, a coalition of Atlanta’s green nonprofits (Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia, Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Trust for … Continue Reading →
On an evening back in 2010, a small group of Chapel Hill community members gathered in the living room of Ms. Linda Cotten Taylor. They had learned that Park Pride was extending services into DeKalb County—and they were excited for what that might mean for their park and community.
In early October, Park Pride and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, in collaboration with West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Grove Park community gardeners and the Atlanta Public School System, engaged 107 third-grade students from Woodson Park Academy in a fun-filled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education event at the Grove Park Pollinator Garden. STEM lessons offer students learning experiences that closely reflect the real-world scenarios and professions that require skills crossing disciplines.
“Resilience” is a word you may hear often, especially as it relates to how well cities—such as Houston, Miami, and even Atlanta—are prepared to manage stresses (such as the recent hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and Maria). Resilience is also tied strongly to the future of Atlanta’s growth and development.
Parks are for everyone! It may sound like an obvious statement, but too often beautiful parks are seen as a perk of living in an affluent neighborhood.
Park Pride believes that all people, regardless of economic status, deserve to have access to the well-documented health and wellness benefits associated with living near a park or greenspace. What’s more, we know that great parks—parks that are active and loved by neighbors—make people happy and communities strong.
Fall is a time generally associated with winding down. However, if you’ve been to any of the five fledgling pollinator gardens in Atlanta’s parks*, you might have noticed a surprising amount of gearing up. Pollinators and other animals know that fall is no time to lounge around. Winter is coming! Pantries must be stocked and bodies fortified—for a long journey southward for those that migrate, or for wintering in place for our resident species.
You might think that making a significant impact to your park and community requires an equally large personal commitment of time and energy. However, in as little time as it … Continue Reading →
It would be impossible to overstate Ayanna’s accomplishments with Park Pride in her 10 years as the Director of Community Building. With a degree in social work and considerable community … Continue Reading →
The countdown is on! It’s hard to believe that we are only four and a half weeks away from the very first Plaid Palooza! I am thrilled to participate in … Continue Reading →
Ormond-Grant Park, just south of Memorial Drive on Atlanta’s East side, was once a very different and scary place. But donors and park enthusiasts, like you, helped change that. Neighbors … Continue Reading →