From Vision to Reality: Lindsay Street Park

On October 21st, 2015, a crowd gathered to celebrate the opening of the very first park in the English Avenue neighborhood: Lindsay Street Park. Community members, Park Pride staff, Atlanta city government, representatives from numerous nonprofit organizations and foundation, and Mayor Kasim Reed turned out to witness this major milestone in the community’s revitalization. “It … Continue Reading →

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 →

A Greenspace Vision for Summerhill

  Recently, residents of Summerhill in southeast Atlanta found themselves at a critical juncture in their neighborhood’s development. Nearby Turner Field is facing redevelopment; Atlanta Public Schools is planning a renovation that includes the conversion of an existing greenspace into a parking lot; and the City of Atlanta is looking at installing underground vaults to … Continue Reading →

The Story of Vine City Park

This Park Pride success story is a long time in the making, which makes it that much sweeter! We have to go back to 2005 where this story begins . . . 2005: The Vine City community approached Park Pride to help revitalize the two acre plot of land that was overrun by kudzu and … Continue Reading →