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Eight Ways Parks Improve Your Health

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fujIjTedVfs?feature=player_detailpage&w=640&h=360] This video also works with the title “Eight Reasons to Support an Increased Budget for Parks!” Thank you, Trust for Public Land, for summarizing some of the benefits of parks so succinctly. For more great reading on this video and the research behind it, visit the Trust for Public Land’s blog and download … Continue Reading →

Pops in Parks

Those hot summer days are approaching, Atlanta. It’s time to prepare your offensive game to beat the heat, and Park Pride has a GREAT way to help you do it! POPS IN PARKS   On weekends from June to August, Park Pride and the King of Pops will show up at 25 parks throughout the … Continue Reading →

Community Garden Tour Route Revealed!

We’re ready to announce the route for this year’s Community Garden Tour! Hold onto your hats!! REGISTER NOW Starting Point –Elliot Street Deli & Pub We’ll meet here to kick-off the ride in conjunction with the Atlanta Cycling Festival at 2pm on Saturday, June 7! Stop 1 – 5th Kingdom According to their website 5th … Continue Reading →

2014 Community Garden Tour

  Join us to get inspired by what’s growing in Atlanta and to network with local garden enthusiasts! Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, or want to learn more about community gardens in Atlanta, this tour will provide plenty of insight and firsthand knowledge. The Details Date: Saturday, June 7 Time: 2-6pm Location: … Continue Reading →

McDaniel Branch Stormwater Restoration Tour

  Next Saturday, join Park Pride on a tour highlighting the green infrastructure of the McDaniel Branch stormwater project. Designed to mitigate the impacts of stormwater runoff in Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods, the constructed wetlands central to this project mimic natural systems for managing stormwater. An added benefit of this project has been the re-visioning of … Continue Reading →

2014 Parks and Greenspace Conference Recap

On March 31st, Park Pride held the Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enough cannot be said about this year’s conference – over 400 community advocates and professionals turned out at the gardens, making this conference the largest and most successful in Park Pride’s history. One reason for this year’s success … Continue Reading →

25 Days of Service – Lindsay Street Park

On Friday, April 4, more than 180 associates of the Blank Family of Businesses demonstrated their creativity by laying the groundwork for the first park for residents of the English Avenue community of Atlanta! This park will provide important greenspace and recreational opportunities to improve the health and quality of life of its residents. The … Continue Reading →

Congratulations 2014 Inspiration Award Winners!

  On Monday, March 31, 2014, Park Pride announced ten recipients for the 2014 Inspiration Awards during the Parks and Greenspace Conference, recognizing leadership that has led to tangible results in parks and greenspaces in Atlanta. “This year’s Inspiration Awards focus on the concept of teamwork,” said Park Pride’s Executive Director Michael Halicki. “Our awards … Continue Reading →

Sugar Creek Garden Green Infrastructure Tour

Braving rain, high winds and low temperatures, Dara Suchke from the Wylde Center led community participants on a tour of Sugar Creek Garden highlighting existing green infrastructure and on-going plans to develop the greenspace into a “food park.” What is green infrastructure? Green Infrastructure: Sustainable and natural management techniques that harvest, treat and utilize rain … Continue Reading →

March 3rd Will Be Known As “Parks Day”

Hear ye, hear ye! In honor of Park Pride’s 25th Anniversary, March 3rd will be proclaimed “Parks Day” at Atlanta City Hall! Kwanza Hall, District 2 Councilman, has been a great supporter of both parks and Park Pride and will issue this proclamation at the City Council meeting. A joint proclamation will be issued by … Continue Reading →