Video: Mayoral Candidate Forum on Greenspace

On July 13, a coalition of Atlanta’s green nonprofits came together to host the Mayoral Candidate Forum on Greenspace in advance of the November election. Nearly 400 passionate greenspace enthusiasts attended to hear ten Atlanta mayoral candidates discuss their views on … Continue Reading →

How Pollinator Gardens Help Our City to Thrive

Did you know that pollinator gardens have the power to improve the resilience of urban environments? Park Pride and the Atlanta Botanical Garden have tapped into that power through the “Pollinators in Parks” initiative. With the support of The Home … Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Red, White & Blue… with Green!

Happy Fourth of July! Park Pride invites you to celebrate the red, white and blue with a healthy dose of green. In this month’s “People, Places & Parks”, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite parks across the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County. Intrigue awaits at these unique greenspaces!

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Bitsy Grant Tennis Center Receives $15,000 Grant from Park Pride for Shaded Courtside Seating

The Friends of Bitsy Grant Tennis has received a $15,000 Community Building Grant (generously funded by The Home Depot Foundation) from the local nonprofit Park Pride! The grant supports the construction of two shaded courtside decks between courts 3 & 4 and courts 9 & 10. The decks were completed in February of this year, and have become a welcome respite from heat and sun for Bitsy players.

SOURCE: Friends of Bitsy Grant Tennis

Osaze Stigler is Excited to Design #ForTheGreenerGood

Osaze Akil Stigler is a student at the University of Georgia where he studies landscape architecture – but this summer, he is one of Park Pride’s Park Visioning interns. We are thrilled to have his insight and energy on team. His excitement for learning and working with people is contagious!

Next Generation Landscape Architect Believes in the Power of Parks!

Bette Maloy is a graduate of West Virginia University, where she studied landscape architecture. She loves how this field marries the disciplines of art/design, sciences, environmental studies and development seamlessly. We are thrilled to have her with us this summer as one of Park Pride’s Park Visioning interns.

Angela Jiang is Passionate about Parks!

Angela is studying environmental sciences in a 4+1 Bachelor’s/Master’s program at Emory University, and she’s so excited to spend her summer with us, working with communities to connect them to the resources they need to improve their parks. When she’s not meeting with community members, she enjoys exploring Atlanta’s “hidden” greenspaces and giving friends and loved ones tours of them.

Mayor candidates talk equity, vie for green vote, at Downtown forum

The organizers of an Atlanta mayoral candidate forum on green space Thursday night had to move their event to a bigger auditorium — their first venue couldn’t hold everyone who wanted to know more about what the political hopefuls propose for the city’s trees, watersheds and parks. So on a Georgia State University stage, 10 mayoral hopefuls sketched out green visions for a crowd of nearly 400.

SOURCE: Saporta Report