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Educating Future Designers & Planners

How does Park Pride influence the future of landscape architecture and community engagement? Park Pride has built a robust intern program for aspiring landscape architects within the Park Visioning Program. Walt Ray, the Director of Park Visioning and registered landscape architect, teaches the principles of the “Park Pride Way,” our unique bottom-up approach of park … Continue Reading →

A Closer Look at Park Visioning

The Park Visioning Program utilizes a straightforward process that yields big results! THE PROCESS A community is guided through a series of stakeholder meetings where they are encouraged to dream and form consensus around the priority projects they have for the design (or re-design) of their park. A steering committee of community members holds check-ins … Continue Reading →

A Story of Hope

Park Pride met the little girl pictured recently on a hot summer’s evening at a neighborhood gathering in the Mattie Freeland Greenspace, a collection of vacant lots in the English Avenue neighborhood. The event was part of Park Pride’s unique Park Visioning process which helps communities create a shared vision for a neighborhood park.

The Difference is Clear…

Change isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight! However, each year Park Pride actively helps neighborhoods to transform their parks and communities through programs. See the difference that your dollars help to make possible through the Volunteer Program: Zonolite Park Each year, Park Pride coordinates more than 15,000 hours of volunteer service in parks with … Continue Reading →

The Difference is Clear…

Change isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight! However, each year Park Pride actively helps neighborhoods to transform their parks and communities through programs. See the difference that your dollars help to make possible through the Park Visioning Program: Vine City Park In 2005, the Vine City community asked for Park Pride’s help in transforming … Continue Reading →

The Difference is Clear….

Change isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight! However, each year Park Pride actively helps neighborhoods to transform their parks and communities through programs. See the difference that your dollars help to make possible through the Matching Grant Programs: Reverend James Orange Park For years, visitors to Oakland City Park had to pass a fenced, … Continue Reading →

The Difference is Clear….

Change isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight! However, each year Park Pride actively helps neighborhoods to transform their parks and communities through programs. See the difference that your dollars help to make possible through the Friends of the Park Program: Little Nancy Creek Park   The Friends of Little Nancy Creek Park have taken … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Inspiration: Whittier Mill Parktoberfest

While it’s no small task, the community group of Whittier Mill Village has built a wildly successful and fun annual fall family festival: Parktoberfest. What started out as a neighborhood potluck now attracts a minimum of three bands, more than 650 adults, and an estimated 200 children to the park, raising a net of about … Continue Reading →

Excitement for the Future of Parks & Greenspace

A message from Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki Early this year, we announced that Park Pride was embarking on a new strategic plan to guide the organization over the next three to five years. Since that time, we secured a Toolbox Grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, hired a seasoned consultant to … Continue Reading →