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2019 Martin Luther King Day of Service

On Martin Luther King Day of Service, more than 80 Park Pride and Atlanta BeltLine volunteers gathered at Washington Park, the first public park for African Americans in the City of Atlanta, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the park’s 100th anniversary. Volunteers braved sub-freezing temperatures to help plant blueberry bushes and spring bulbs, mulch trees, clean up litter, remove invasive plants, control erosion, and fix up a picnic table.

Park Pride investing $864,000 in parks in Atlanta and DeKalb

Park Pride announced Wednesday that it’s granting a total of $864,000 to 21 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb County to fund capital park improvements. According to a news release, that means that since 2004, Park Pride has awarded more than $6.6 million to projects that include new playgrounds, bridges and piers, informational kiosks and signage, trails, exercise equipment, community gardens, game fields, pavilions, green infrastructure amenities to help manage storm water runoff, and more.

SOURCE: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Park Improvements Coming to Greenspaces Across the City

Park Pride has announced that $864,000 has been granted to 21 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb County to fund capital park improvements. To date, Park Pride has awarded over $6.6 million to projects that include new playgrounds, bridges and piers, informational kiosks and signage, trails, exercise equipment, community gardens, game fields, pavilions, green infrastructure amenities to help manage stormwater runoff, and more.

8 Days of Sustainability: Parks and Sustainability

The Livable Buckhead Strategic Sustainability Action Plan is an excellent playbook for leading Buckhead towards a more sustainable future. The leadership of Livable Buckhead and its sustainability committee should be commended for this plan. I have paid particular attention to the portion of the plan that highlights the importance of an interconnected network of parks, trails and greenspaces and the role this network can and should play in the future of Buckhead.

SOURCE: Livable Buckhead

YOUR Input Matters in the Needham Park Vision Plan

Do you live near or regularly use Needham Park? Do you like the idea of having a small neighborhood park near your home or work? Do you have ideas about how Needham Park could be enhanced and preserved for future generations to love and enjoy? If so, … Continue Reading →

Is Better Health Your New Year’s Resolution? Read This.

For many people, the new year brings with it the resolve to get fit, get healthy, and adopt a more active lifestyle. Sound familiar? Perhaps you’re planning to hit the gym, buy organic, or dust off your sneakers and pick up jogging. While all of these are great aspirations, I’d like to offer an alternative resolution to consider that will tic all the boxes: visit a park.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Celebrating 30 Years for the Greener Good: Park Visioning

2019 marks Park Pride’s 30th anniversary of engaging communities to activate the power of parks! We’re excited to look back over the decades and showcase some of Park Pride’s accomplishments… starting with the 42 conceptual park plans created through the community-engagement … Continue Reading →

Bringing Positive Activity into Your Park

Friends of the Park groups are composed of individuals with a wealth of knowledge about community engagement and tactics that work and appeal to specific neighbors and communities. Through a Park Pride workshop in the Fall of 2018, we brought … Continue Reading →

Learning is the First Step for Caring

During a recent conversation with Kalya Altland, Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Associate, she said “Learning is the first step for caring in our communities. It inspires action and encourages others to join with you to build a welcoming and vibrant community.” I couldn’t agree with her more. Learning how to use my voice to the benefit of my park and community was, indeed, my first step to caring and making an impact.

SOURCE: Saporta Report