The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of parks and paths in our community. As more people have explored these critical green spaces, often for the first time, they may be surprised by their quality and accessibility. Atlanta Regional Commission’s latest webinar on People, Parks, Paths and the Pandemic explores the importance of public spaces … Continue Reading →
Imagine you’re a child living through the COVID-19 pandemic in a home without a backyard in a neighborhood without a park? Where could you go outside to play and enjoy the fresh air that’s safe? The lack of a neighborhood park is a reality for far too many Atlantans; approximately 28% according to the most … Continue Reading →
Say hello to Sabina Kasumova, Park Pride’s Public Engagement Specialist! Sabina joined the team in early 2020, specifically to support the public engagement strategy for ActivateATL: Recreation and Parks for All, the City of Atlanta’s 10-year comprehensive plan for parks and rec. Her expertise and enthusiasm has resulted in the most successful engagement effort that … Continue Reading →
Say hello to Chanté Lively, Park Pride’s Community Building Intern for Fall 2020! Chanté is a senior marine biology major with minors in Spanish and Global Engagement at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. But this semester, she’s doing her classes virtually due to COVID-19. When Chanté discovered the Park Pride internship and its … Continue Reading →
Kimberly Elementary, a participant in the Atlanta Community Schoolyards initiative, is officially under construction for an updated schoolyard! The updates include an ADA-accessible walkway, new play equipment, a pavilion, and open lawn. This means that the surrounding community is one step closer to having access to a park-like space for … Continue Reading →
Michael Halicki, Executive Director of Park Pride, discusses the evolutions COVID-19 has had on Atlanta-based non-profits to engage local communities in activating the power of parks on a metropolitan scale.
SOURCE: COVID Conversations
Download PDF Press Release Park Pride’s Annual Inspiration Awards honor leaders who inspire others to expand and improve public parks and greenspaces, work to raise awareness about critical, system-wide park issues, and demonstrate a profound commitment to strengthening the connection between parks and their surrounding community. 2020 Inspiration Award Honorees Sofia Bork Friends of Sara … Continue Reading →
Jackie is the summer 2020 Marketing and Communications intern at Park Pride! She comes to us from Georgia College and State University, where she is majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Digital Media and is graduating this upcoming December. In her free time, Jackie likes to play board games and go hiking in … Continue Reading →
Four more Atlanta school playgrounds will be redesigned to go from recess to neighborhood recreation. The Atlanta Community Schoolyards project is an effort to transform school playgrounds into public parks that serve students during the school day and are open to residents after the final bell rings and on weekends. Students get to help redesign the spaces, and donations will pay for about $110,000 in construction upgrades at each site. The goal is to create more accessible green space across the city — parks that residents can enjoy within a short walk of their homes.
SOURCE: Atlanta Journal Constitution
In this column for Saporta Report’s “People, Places, and Parks,” Executive Director, Michael Halicki highlights changes coming to Park Pride’s grant programs to make them more equitable.
SOURCE: Saporta Report