Park Improvements Coming to Greenspace Across the City

Download Printable PDF Atlanta –January 16, 2018– Park Pride has announced that $1,027,000 has been granted to 14 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb to fund capital park improvements. This is the largest amount Park Pride has granted to communities … Continue Reading →

The Importance of Vision

People often think of nonprofits as mission driven organizations. While mission is vital to defining what an organization does, it is the vision that defines what you aim to achieve. In these uncertain times, it is vision, not mission, that helps us see our way past the uncertainty and toward a better future.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

YOUR Input Needed on Park Designs for South Atlanta Park

The Friends of South Atlanta Park and the South Atlanta Civic League are working with Park Pride through our Park Visioning process with the community to understand the current needs and desires for this beautiful, but underused, neighborhood park. The outcome of park visioning is a new, community-supported park master plan.

Park Pride Hires Development Director

Download Printable PDF Atlanta, GA – December 4, 2017 – Park Pride has hired Ariane DeLong as the nonprofit’s new development director. With a 16-year career in fundraising, donor relations and marketing, DeLong is an experienced leader in Georgia’s nonprofit … Continue Reading →

Mayoral Candidates Support Parks, Trees, Trails and Watersheds

Last week, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood participated in a Mayoral Forum on Greenspace that was held at Georgia State. The forum, moderated by Thomas Wheatley with Atlanta Magazine, focused on parks, trees, trails, and watersheds. Atlanta voters are presented with a choice of two very different candidates on December 5th and each candidate raised specific ideas that resonated with the audience. However, both candidates expressed support for several greenspace issues.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Video | Mayoral Forum on Greenspace: Runoff Edition

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 Public Land, Georgia Conservancy, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Supports People

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.

The “Pollinators in Parks” Initiative Creates a BUZZ at STEM Event

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.

Parks & the Resilient City

“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: The Key to Atlantans’ Happiness

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.