At its July 24, 2018, meeting, the Brookhaven City Council approved a resolution placing a referendum question on the Nov. 6 ballot which, if passed, would authorize up to $40 million in capital improvements to Brookhaven parks and facilities. When … Continue Reading →
Great cities have great parks. This appears to be a simple and straightforward statement. Yet, upon reflection, the statement is as complex as the patchwork quilt of neighborhoods that make up the City of Atlanta. A patchwork of neighborhoods that all deserve great destination and local parks.
Congratulations! Thanks to your input and feedback, the community-led Park Visioning process for Loridans Greenspace, facilitated by Park Pride, has been completed. The outcome is a new, community-supported vision plan, which was presented at St. James United Methodist Church on October 2. Park … Continue Reading →
Download PDF Press Release With five weeks remaining until the November General Election, the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment received the support of Governor Nathan Deal, members of the General Assembly and numerous business and community leaders at a campaign reception … Continue Reading →
Congratulations! Thanks to your input and feedback, the community-led Park Visioning process for the Historic SE Quadrant of Grant Park, facilitated by Park Pride, has been completed. The outcome is a new, community-supported vision plan, which was presented at The Circus School on September … Continue Reading →
The North Buckhead community is working with Park Pride and other community organizations on a vision plan for Loridans Greenspace. Through the Park Visioning process neighbors are examining their collective and current needs and desires for this beautiful park along … Continue Reading →
On Saturday, September 15th, Park Pride teamed up with The Friends of Constitution Lakes to host a Greener Good Volunteer Day. A huge thank you to Invesco for supporting this volunteer day and making the project possible. Greener Good Day … Continue Reading →
When the streets are lined with vacant houses, lots are overgrown by kudzu, trash is scattered everywhere, and the corner store is the only place to buy groceries—do parks even make a difference?
Over the past 29 years, Park Pride has learned that quality parks lead to stronger neighborhoods and stronger neighborhoods lead to a better Atlanta. Through Park Pride’s work on Atlanta’s Westside with The Conservation Fund, we’ve learned from residents that parks need to be about more than just parks. Parks provide places for neighbors to gather and for children to play. They can also help to manage rain events that flood people’s yards and their homes. They can also provide opportunities to put people to work.
SOURCE: Saporta Report
WSB-TV Channel 2, a Cox Enterprises company, and The Trust for Public Land today named Isabel González Whitaker as Atlanta’s 2018 Cox Conserves Hero. Park Pride, González Whitaker’s nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000 as part of her recognition for this award to benefit Sara J. González Park. A local judging panel chose González Whitaker from several outstanding candidates nominated by the public.