A Partner to Rely On

“Parks live and breathe, and communities thrive where there are greenspaces and safe spaces for children to play and for communities to come together.”  ~Isabel González Whitaker Ten years ago, Isabel González Whitaker established the Friends of Sara J. González … Continue Reading →

Meet Park Pride’s NEW Director of Community Building, Tina Arnold!

Park Pride is pleased to introduce you to the greenest member of the team, our new Director of Community Building, Tina Arnold! Within her role, she will promote, educate, and advocate for parks, and foster a culture of stewardship and support among Friends of the Park groups across the city.

#YesOnOne: Vote YES for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment

By voting yes, you will be saying yes to protecting Georgia’s waters and lands by dedicating a portion of the existing sales tax on sporting goods. Without raising taxes, you will authorize the state to set aside $20 million per year – that’s $200 million over the next 10 years – to support projects consistent with the state’s established goals for conservation. These projects will protect lands critical to clean drinking water, support local parks and trails, and help to maintain and improve areas to fish and hunt.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Little Nancy Creek Park marks 10th anniversary

The Friends of Little Nancy Creek Park, the volunteer group behind the greenspace, hosted the 10th anniversary celebration of the five-acre facility off Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Buckhead Sunday. Although attending the anniversary celebration were such dignitaries involved in the park’s development as Atlanta City Council District 7 Councilman Howard Shook and Park Pride Executive Director Michael Halicki plus leaders with the Friends group, the real “party-goers” were the more than 100 children who were using the playground equipment during the event.

SOURCE: Northside Neighbor

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 →