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2020 Impact Report

  Friends,  Following the celebration of our 30th anniversary, we began 2020 with strong expectations and significant goals. Little did we know that March would bring about unexpected and unprecedented challenges.    Park Pride made the decision to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by postponing all in-person meetings, events, and activities starting in mid-March. … Continue Reading →

Three Wins (and Three Cheers!) for Parks Heading into 2022

Typically, December is a time to reflect over the last year and take stock of what we have accomplished. But with three major wins for Atlanta parks occurring in the past few weeks, Park Pride is now fully focused on the opportunities that lie ahead! Check out Park Pride’s final contribution to Saporta Report in 2021, closing out the year by highlighting THREE MAJOR wins for parks!

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Invasive Plant Removal 101

The What and the Why of Invasive Plants When discussing invasive plant removal, we must first understand the what and the why before we get to the how. What are they and why should they be removed from our landscapes?   Invasive plants are non-native species that spread rapidly, out-competing and displacing native plants, which causes harm to local ecosystems. Where we see … Continue Reading →

The Power of Parks at South River Gardens

When does a “good” park become a “great” park? When it’s welcoming to all members of the community, with amenities that invite children, adults, and seniors to come and stay a while. A great park serves the people who live there, and because each community’s needs are different, great parks come in many shapes and … Continue Reading →

In 2021, Park Pride has been there for parks!

Throughout 2021, parks have been there for us when we’ve needed them most.    And Park Pride has been there for parks! We’ve been: Organizing volunteer days, spreading mulch and cleaning up litter,    Supporting capital improvements in parks through grants,   Planning for new parks that will meet the needs of their surrounding communities,    And ensuring neighbors … Continue Reading →

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion through Schoolyard Improvements

Second grade students at Sarah Smith Elementary School’s Primary Campus have been working hard over the past year. Partnering with professional landscape architects at Park Pride and The Trust for Public Land, these young creatives have collaborated on a design process to create a mural that reflects and celebrates the school’s diversity and to select new site amenities that will be enjoyed by the surrounding community.

SOURCE: Saporta Report

Students Paint Mural at Sarah Smith Elementary School

Second grade students at Sarah Smith Elementary School’s Primary Campus have been hard at work over the past year. Partnering with professional landscape architects at The Trust for Public Land and Park Pride, these young creatives have participated in a collaborative design process to create a mural and select new site amenities that will be … Continue Reading →

Community Schoolyard Coming Soon at Sarah Smith Elementary

Second grade students at Sarah Smith Elementary School’s Primary Campus have been hard at work over the past year. Partnering with professional landscape architects at The Trust for Public Land and Park Pride, these young creatives have participated in a collaborative design process to create a mural and select new site amenities that will be … Continue Reading →