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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Park Pride Celebrates 25 Years of More & Better Parks!
Huzzah! 2014 marks Park Pride’s 25th Anniversary! Park Pride rang in more than just a new year this week; the onset of 2014 means we’ve been in the business of improving parks and greenspaces for 25 years! We have lots planned in the upcoming year to commemorate achievements in parks made since our founding in … Continue Reading →