Meet Natasha Burr: Park Pride’s New Park Visioning Intern!

Natasha Burr will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and certificate in Environmental Ethics from The University of Georgia. She is a LEED Green Associate and drafts maps for the Cultural Landscape Lab. She is a radio host on WUOG, the college radio station, and spends her free time throwing pottery on a … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Funds Upgrades in 15 Atlanta & DeKalb Parks

Download Printable PDF Atlanta – June 20, 2016 – Park Pride has announced that 15 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb have received grant awards to fund capital park improvements. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $4.1 million to projects that include new playgrounds, land acquisitions, bridges, improved signage, new trails and exercise equipment, … Continue Reading →

Park Pride and The Conservation Fund Announce Commitment to Building Community & Parks

On June 13, 2016, Park Pride, The Conservation Fund and partners announced a “Commitment to Action” to encourage economic growth and opportunity for those living within Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Watershed at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Meeting. The neighborhoods within the Proctor Creek Watershed, including Vine City and English Avenue, have long suffered from … Continue Reading →

Vine City Park Ribbon Cutting – Recap

The Vine City Park Ribbon Cutting that took place on Thursday, May 19 was a wonderful celebration of the teamwork and collaboration that went into making this park a more  useful space for the Vine City community. Elected government officials and representatives from nonprofit and community organizations participated in the celebration, including: Mayor Kasim Reed; … Continue Reading →

Vine City Park Ribbon Cutting

  On Thursday, May 19th, the Vine City community, Mayor Kasim Reed and several partner organizations will gather in Vine City Park at 10:30 A.M. to celebrate recent park improvements with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting marks the completion of the park’s Phase II developments, which includes acquisition of additional properties doubling the … Continue Reading →

Spruced-Up Vine City Park Ribbon-Cutting is Tomorrow

Vine City is on the rise, thanks to neighborhood gumption and elbow grease on the part of residents across Atlanta. The neighborhood, just across Northside Drive from the rising Mercedes-Benz Stadium, has for years been woefully down on its luck.

SOURCE: Curbed Atlanta

Meet Alexis Haggerty: Park Pride’s New Communications & Development Summer Intern!

  Park enthusiasts! Meet Alexis Haggerty, Park Pride’s Communications & Development Summer Intern! Alexis has joined us with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication, a minor in photography, and a certification in nonprofit management from Georgia College & State University. During her time in college, she enjoyed working at the school’s volunteer coordinating center … Continue Reading →

Park Pride’s 2016 Inspiration Awards

We know that great parks exist through the efforts of leaders who nurture and strengthen the bond between the parks and communities of which they are a part. Park Pride’s Annual Inspiration Awards honor these leaders: Linda Bain Linda emerged as a champion of the Sandy Springs Conservancy in 2001 when she served as a … Continue Reading →

Fundraising (and Friend-Raising) Inspiration for Your Park

  The Friends of Channing Valley Park have found a deLIGHTful way to bring their neighborhood together to celebrate the holidays and their local park! Each year, the group sells and distributes luminaries before the neighborhood’s annual holiday party, and then lines the park with the electronically lit luminaries on the night of the party. … Continue Reading →