According to the great urban activist and influencer, Jane Jacobs, for a park to be successful, it must “be where life swirls”—it must be the conduit for cultural and artistic expression for individuals and communities, a catalyst for healthy living, accessible to all, and designed for all. A well-activated and well-loved park enhances quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. A great park is a vibrant intersection, or the heart, of a community.
Next spring, as Park Pride celebrates its 30th anniversary, the Parks & Greenspace Conference will explore the power of parks to reflect culture, artistic expression, and the unique personality of a community, while equitably providing places to pursue healthy lives.
We invite you to save the conference date—March 25, 2019—and join the parks and greenspace community as we discuss these topics at length. As the largest event of its kind in the Southeast, this conference offers educational and inspirational opportunities for everyone, whether you’re a community member, a park designer, a government official, or an urban planning student.
We hope to see you there!