YOUR Input Matters in the Grant Park Vision Plan

Do you live near or regularly use Grant Park? Are you concerned about the future of the Historic SE Quadrant of Grant Park? Do you have ideas for how this part of Grant Park could be enhanced and preserved for future Atlantans to love and enjoy?  … Continue Reading →

Small Is Beautiful: Investing in Community Driven Projects

In Atlanta, a city of rapid growth and change, there is an emerging trend that redefines how we measure impact. In contrast to the major headlines and large-scale projects, there are efforts happening which seek to highlight the capacities within communities and propel the notion that small changes (spurred by small investments) can be a beautiful thing. Specifically, in the realm of parks and greenspace, Park Pride is employing small, grassroots strategies to make incremental improvements within neighborhoods parks that are producing large-scale impact.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

2017 Impact Report

Download Printable PDF Friend, Parks matter. As a Park Pride supporter, you understand that a great park system is a hallmark of a great city. Parks are more than places to play: they are places to explore and interact with … Continue Reading →

A New Vision for Atlanta

The city of Atlanta, Georgia, with a population of more than 472,000 people, will be breaking ground on approximately 20 projects throughout the city in 2018 and beyond. With a combination of public and private funding, Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) aims to illustrate how these entities can work together to create parks and develop public lands that can, ultimately, transform Atlanta and the lives of its citizens.

SOURCE: Parks and Recreation Magazine

Conservation Legislation Signed Into Law

Governor Nathan Deal signed the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (HB 332) into law at the State Capitol today! Now *YOU* will have the opportunity to VOTE on the November General Election ballot to dedicate a portion of the existing sales tax on outdoor recreation equipment to the conservation of waters, lands, and wildlife.

SOURCE: Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act

Enlist Allies to Improve Your Park

Elected officials are powerful allies for park improvement projects. A strong rapport with elected officials, when leveraged in conjunction with the parks department, can play a major role in helping park advocates achieve their goals. Yet, relationships don’t form overnight. … Continue Reading →

Restoring Pollinator Populations

Author and photographer Holly Elmore explores the reasons behind honeybee colony collapse, ground rules for healthy pollinator gardens, and Park Pride’s partnership with the Atlanta Botanical Garden to pilot the “Pollinators in Parks” initiative, funded by The Home Depot Foundation.

SOURCE: Southern Farm & Garden

Georgian Hills gets improvements; more Brookhaven parks advocacy coming

The city recently contracted with Park Pride, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides programs and leadership to help communities activate neighborhood parks, for $19,540. Park Pride will work with local park conservancies to provide resources such as finding volunteers for a cleanup day as well as fundraising efforts, according to Michael Halicki, who spoke to the City Council at its April 24 work session. “Our whole focus is to engage communities to activate parks,” Halicki said. Park Pride works with parks in Atlanta and DeKalb County and had a relationship with Brookhaven before the city incorporated in 2012. The city is now reestablishing the partnership.

SOURCE: Reporter Newspapers