Every month, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department attend to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other … Continue Reading →
Park Pride’s 2016 Inspiration Awards
We know that great parks exist through the efforts of leaders who nurture and strengthen the bond between the parks and communities of which they are a part. Park Pride’s Annual Inspiration Awards honor these leaders: Linda Bain Linda emerged as a champion of the Sandy Springs Conservancy in 2001 when she served as a … Continue Reading →
Supporting Park Pride | GreenShortz
Do you have pride in your park? In this interview with Park Pride executive director Michael Halicki, he explains the role of the organization and how to get involved as a supporter or volunteer. Also learn how to have Park Pride help your community revitalize your local park.
The Birth of Jennie Drake Park
A Letter from Pauline Drake, Steering Committee Chair of Jennie Drake Park Dear Park Supporter, The Friends of Jennie Drake Park want to thank you for your contribution to Park Pride, a group whose support we’ve received since we formed a “Friends” group a few years ago. Since the beginning, their staff has done a … Continue Reading →
The Difference is Clear….
Change isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight! However, each year Park Pride actively helps neighborhoods to transform their parks and communities through programs. See the difference that your dollars help to make possible through the Friends of the Park Program: Little Nancy Creek Park The Friends of Little Nancy Creek Park have taken … 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 →
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 →