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March Madness: Park Workers Recognition

This March, Park Pride received numerous nominations on behalf of City of Atlanta parks workers for our Park Workers Recognition Program from citizens who appreciate all the hard work that goes into maintaining our greenspace! Parks Department employees are nominated for providing: Excellent customer service; World class execution of routine maintenance; Timely support of approved … Continue Reading →

Park Worker Recognition Program

Park Pride is pleased to announce a new program to recognize City of Atlanta Parks Department employees’ good work! HOW DOES IT WORK? The idea is to find Parks Department staff doing great work and acknowledge it publicly. This is a citizen driven initiative. We are asking citizens to nominate park crews with specific examples … Continue Reading →

2015 Park Improvements

With the support of The Home Depot Foundation, The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation and the Cecil B. Day Foundation, Park Pride’s 2014 grant cycle awards totaled $800,000! (see Park Pride’s website for the official press release). Below is a summary of the park improvement projects planned by grant recipients: The Friends of Adams Park will … Continue Reading →

2014: Largest Grant Cycle in Park Pride’s History

PARK PRIDE AWARDS $800,000 TO 15 COMMUNITY GROUPS IN ATLANTA & DEKALB FUNDING WILL SUPPORT CAPITAL PARK IMPROVEMENTS Park Pride has announced that 15 community groups in Atlanta and DeKalb will receive a combined $800,000 in matching grants to fund capital park improvements, making this the largest grant cycle in the organization’s history. To date, … Continue Reading →

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 →