What is Park Visioning?
Parks are good for people, good for the environment, and good for communities! Parks are treasured neighborhood amenities where children can play safely, friendships start, and memories are formed. Parks are all about community, and that’s why community leadership and involvement is so important when designing new parks.
Park Visioning is a program of Park Pride, a nonprofit organization working with communities all over Atlanta to improve their parks. Park Pride puts community at the center of the conversation and helps build a shared vision for a park based on the ideas and concerns of the whole community. Through neighborhood meetings, surveys, and engagement, Park Pride’s professional park designers will be working closely with Riverside residents this spring to produce a plan that will help guide future investments in this new neighborhood park.
In 2021, Atlanta City Council authorized the City of Atlanta to purchase land from The Conservation Fund for a new park along Lower Paul Avenue in Northwest Atlanta. That land will soon become Riverside’s newest public park!
Part of the City’s Vision
This park is part of a regional strategic effort, called Chattahoochee Riverlands, which aims to connect communities all along the Chattahoochee River from the Buford Dam to Chattahoochee Bend State Park in northwest Coweta County.
The City of Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation & Department of City Planning have also set the intention of protecting more land along the Chattahoochee River for future generations as shown in the Atlanta City Design.
The park visioning process will build on planning work already done and will result in a conceptual plan of the park, including recommendations for trail connectivity and other major park features.
Learn more about Park Pride’s park visioning process and the community engagement effort currently underway to inform the conceptual plan for this brand new park!