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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 →

Fundraising Inspiration for Your Park: Jennie Drake Park’s Brick Sale

The most commonly used donor recognition program is the brick sale. Donors purchase a brick for the park which will be engraved as per their request and placed in a designated area (walkway, recognition wall, courtyard, etc.). The fundraising committee must determine the best price for bricks ($50 and $100 are the most commonly used … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Inspiration: Lang-Carson Park Cornhole Tournament

The Friends of Lang-Carson Park was keen on hosting an event to bring positive energy into the park and raise awareness within the neighborhood. In order to reach Reynoldstown’s growing demographic of young families, the group decided to organize an event that would speak to this generation: a cornhole tournament!   For $20, a team … Continue Reading →

Fundraising Inspiration: Peachtree Hills Pet Calendar

When the Friends of Peachtree Hills Park sat down to brainstorm fundraising ideas, they knew that to be successful in meeting their financial goals, they would need the support of the park’s “power users” – dogs! Or, dog owners to be more exact. And as it turns out, people will pay good money to have … Continue Reading →

Exclusive Volunteer Opportunities

Mark your calendars, because it’s not everyday that there’s a chance like this to get your hands dirty with Park Pride’s Volunteer Program! On three Saturdays in August, Park Pride is organizing volunteer workdays in which you can participate as an individual or with your family! See below for the details of each project and … Continue Reading →

Celebrating 10 Years at Park Pride

  As a Georgia State student, Marlina McKay joined Park Pride in 2005 part time doing data entry, but she was soon brought on full time to help with our ever expanding tech and data needs. Although Marlina’s official title is Manager of IT, she’s a lot more than that. From assisting Friends groups with … Continue Reading →

A Greenspace Vision for Summerhill

  Recently, residents of Summerhill in southeast Atlanta found themselves at a critical juncture in their neighborhood’s development. Nearby Turner Field is facing redevelopment; Atlanta Public Schools is planning a renovation that includes the conversion of an existing greenspace into a parking lot; and the City of Atlanta is looking at installing underground vaults to … Continue Reading →

Advocating for Greenspace

A message from Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki: Atlanta’s City Council Budget Briefing on parks a few weeks back was called to order with these words: “Next up, we have Parks and Recreation, the only department that has its own cheering section. Thanks for being here, Park Pride.” A cluster of attendees wearing “I … Continue Reading →

Volunteer Testimonial: Cox Enterprises

Through Park Pride’s Volunteer Program, community groups and organizations of all sizes are able to organize custom volunteer experiences in City of Atlanta or DeKalb County parks. Cox Enterprises has worked with Park Pride for nearly a decade doing just that. Park clean ups are a part of Cox Conserves, the company’s national sustainability program … Continue Reading →

Community Garden Tour: Southeast Atlanta Edition

Date: Saturday, May 30th  |  Time: 1 – 5pm  |  Meeting / Ending Location: Love is Love Farm For three years, Park Pride’s Community Garden Tour (supported by Kaiser Permanente) has shown Atlanta the edible side of our intown communities. In 2015, we are excited to gather community and urban garden enthusiasts to explore the … Continue Reading →