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Fundraising Inspiration for Your Park

Attention Friends of the Park groups! The Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation has discovered THE way to fund raise for their neighborhood parks, all while eating, drinking, and being merry. The secret? House parties. Yes, house parties. The formula is simple: Volunteers sign up to be a party host. As a party host, the volunteer agrees … Continue Reading →

Welcome Newest Friends of the Park Groups!

Park Pride is proud to welcome several new Friends of the Park groups to the our greenspace family! New City of Atlanta groups include: Friends of Old Fourth Ward’s Freedom Barkway Friends of Capital Gateway Friends of Lillian Cooper Shepherd Park Friends of Riverside Park New DeKalb County groups include: Friends of Fork Creek Mountain … Continue Reading →

500,000 Volunteer Hours for Parks!

  In 2014, Park Pride and our partners surpassed providing 500,000 hours of volunteer service to parks across Atlanta and DeKalb County since our founding in 1989! Over the past 25 years, Park Pride’s Friends of the Park groups have engaged volunteers by coordinating workdays, hosting community meetings and facilitating countless events and positive activities … Continue Reading →

Tips for Organizing a Volunteer Day

This week, we talked with Tom Branch, the Vice Chair of the Friends of Frazier-Rowe Park. His Friends group had an incredibly successful year of volunteer days, and we wanted to share his secrets with you 🙂 Below are the main take-aways from our convo, but if you’ve got time to read a more in-depth … Continue Reading →

Calling for Nominations for the 2015 Inspiration Awards!

Attention passionate park people: Park Pride is seeking nominations for the 2015 Inspiration Awards! Nominate Now! All nominations are due by 5pm, Friday, January 9, 2015. Each year, Park Pride recognizes outstanding achievements in the parks and greenspace field through the Inspiration Awards. They honor leaders who, through their actions, inspire others to expand and … Continue Reading →

A Volunteer Day in Review: Bennett Thrasher

Park Pride is all about partnerships and appreciates opportunities to work with organizations that have never engaged in our programs. Such was the case this fall when we got a call from Bennett Thrasher looking for a volunteer opportunity for their annual service project. The “8th largest CPA firm in Atlanta and 100th in the … Continue Reading →

Park Pride Gives Thanks

Park Pride has so much to be thankful for! 2014 was undoubtedly our best year yet, and it couldn’t have been done without our vast network of park enthusiasts and supporters. We must give recognition and thanks where it is due! THANK YOU to the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County, for believing in our … Continue Reading →

25 Reasons to Donate to Park Pride

It’s the season when you’re looking at who’s been naughty and nice, and figuring out what gifts you’ll be giving during the holidays this year. We’ve compiled 25 reasons why Park Pride should be on your “nice” list during our 25th Anniversary. We hope you’ll consider them and give a gift to our mission to … Continue Reading →

Show Our Strength & Stand Up for Park Land!

Special guest post by Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki:   Attention Park Advocates, This message is an “all hands on deck” alert for those who care about parks and greenspace! The Georgia Legacy is a coalition comprised of The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Wildlife Federation, The … Continue Reading →