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Decade in DeKalb!

In 2019, Park Pride, Friends of the Park groups, and DeKalb County were proud to celebrate a Decade in DeKalb and the accomplishments of the communities supported through capital improvements, volunteer engagement, and community building in DeKalb County parks!  

English Avenue Community Celebrates a New Park!

On November 21, 2019, Park Pride, alongside the English Avenue community, the City of Atlanta, The Conservation Fund, the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, and nearly 40 additional partners and funders, celebrated the long-awaited opening of Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park! 

COVID-19 Updates from Your Jurisdictions

With things changing daily as society learns how to best respond to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to become overwhelmed with information about what to do and what not to do. Do Your Part to STOP the Spread of COVID-19! Parks play a key role in fulfilling important mental and physical needs, especially … Continue Reading →

More than $1 mil awarded to improve local parks

In its 30th year, Park Pride awarded a record $1,385,000 in capital funding for park improvements to 30 Friends of the Park groups across the City of Atlanta, unincorporated DeKalb County, City of Brookhaven, and City of Tucker. In this WSB-TV segment, Julie Straw with the Friends of Coan Park, shares her experience with Park Pride and the new improvements coming to the park!

SOURCE: WSB-TV

Mattie Freeland Park: Placekeeping in a rapidly changing neighborhood

Much has been written about the differences between placemaking and placekeeping. To the uninitiated, the two can appear very similar. Both use art and cultural activities to make high-quality changes to the physical environment. Both involve a participatory process with community and local organizations, and both are ways in which space is claimed by a community. In this month’s contribution to the Saporta Report, Park Pride’s Director of Park Visioning, Andrew White, explores the trend towards placekeeping and how one neighborhood on Atlanta’s Westside is doing it right!

SOURCE: Saporta Report

For the Greener Good – Park Pride Joins Radio

Director of Park Visioning at Park Pride, Andrew White joined the studio for an episode of Atlanta Real Estate Radio. Co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick welcome White on this segment of Around Atlanta Radio to discuss the Park Pride initiative, past and ongoing projects and ways to help the community.

SOURCE: Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

Park Pride Awards Over $1 Million to Fund Park Improvements Across the City

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta – February 24, 2020 – In its 30th year, Park Pride awarded a record $1,385,000 in capital funding for park improvements to 30 Friends of the Park groups across the City of Atlanta, unincorporated DeKalb County, City of Brookhaven, and City of Tucker. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $7 million to projects that include new playgrounds, bridges and piers, ADA-accessibility improvements, informational kiosks and signage, … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Leaders Join Board of Local Parks Organization

Download PDF Press Release Atlanta, GA., February 2020 – A new cohort of leaders has joined the Board of Directors for Park Pride, a local nonprofit working to engage communities to activate the power of parks. Luis Avila-Estrada, Cox Enterprises; Atiba Mbiwan, the Zeist Foundation; and Susan Stainback, Sylvatica Studio, join 17 other local park advocates to comprise Park Pride’s 2020 Board of Directors. This … Continue Reading →