Georgia’s Amendment 1 might finally be something voters can agree on

In an era of divisive politics and amidst a gubernatorial race that’s no exception, protecting Georgia’s natural resources might be the one thing voters can agree on this Tuesday. If approved, the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment (Amendment 1) would provide a dedicated source of funding to conserve Georgia’s lands, protect the state’s waters, and support local and state parks—all without raising taxes.

SOURCE: Atlanta Magazine

Parks are the Heart of Community

According to the great urban activist and influencer, Jane Jacobs, for a park to be successful, it must “be where life swirls”—it must be the conduit for cultural and artistic expression for individuals and communities, a catalyst for healthy living, … Continue Reading →

How to Build Sustainable Trails

A natural surface trail is a fantastic addition to any park, especially those with forests. Natural trails are affordable, protect the ecosystem from destruction caused by the heavy machinery required to lay pavement, and are gentle on your knees!

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Ayanna Williams Departs Park Pride After 11 Years

  This fall, Ayanna Williams, Park Pride’s Director of Community Building, announced her departure from the organization after 11 years! It would be impossible to overstate Ayanna’s accomplishments with Park Pride. With a degree in social work and considerable community … Continue Reading →

Give the Gift of Greenspace

Introducing Park Pride’s Tribute Cards! Truly the gift that keeps on giving, Park Pride’s Tribute Cards allow you to support Atlanta’s parks, greenspaces, and trails in honor of a friend, family member, or loved one. With your gift of $25 … Continue Reading →

Celebrating Community, Family, & Diversity at Sara J. González Park

The park, shaded by 100-year-old oak trees, was home only to a small, tired playground not fit for use by neighborhood children. Yet, Isabel saw potential; she imagined a new all-abilities playground, a soccer field, and an education nook. She dreamed of a space that would champion inclusivity of cultures, ages, and abilities.

Tips for a Stronger, Healthier Community

Parks can catalyze improvements in health and strengthen communities. When the Rev. James Orange Park received Park Pride’s Legacy Grant in 2012, it spurred additional city investment that resulted in a new pool, splash pad, and playground. The residents coalesced around a shared vision of safety, family-friendly amenities, and preservation of nature that resulted in both improved health outcomes and a stronger community.

A Park at the Heart of English Avenue

The neighborhood described above was, unfortunately, Atlanta’s own English Avenue just a few years ago. However, due to the persistence of English Avenue residents combined with the support of Park Pride and dozens of partners, this neighborhood is experiencing a … Continue Reading →