We Activate the Power of Parks

Park Pride is the only nonprofit organization working with communities all over Atlanta and DeKalb to improve their parks.

COMMUNITY BUILDING PROGRAMS

Friends of the Park

Community Support

It is Park Pride’s mission to engage the community to activate the power of parks, and the formation of a Friends of the Park group is the most effective first step in creating positive and long-lasting changes in a neighborhood park. Learn More

Park Visioning

Park Planning Assistance

Park Pride believes that a great park begins with a strong, community-supported design. Learn More

Volunteer Program

Volunteering in Parks

Throughout the Cities of Atlanta, Brookhaven, and Tucker, and unincorporated DeKalb County, folks are coming together to make significant improvements to their public parks. Learn More

Grant Programs

Matching Grants

From the smallest clean-up project to a full-scale park overhaul – or even building a park from scratch – Park Pride’s matching grant programs offer multiple options for communities within our jurisdiction to go about creating and funding their ideal greenspace. Learn More

Fiscal Sponsorship

Fundraising Support

The Fiscal Sponsorship Program enables community groups in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Tucker, and DeKalb County to raise funds for new playgrounds, enhanced landscaping and other park improvements without having to go through the process of securing 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax status. Learn More

PARK INITIATIVES

Atlanta Community Schoolyards

Increasing Access to Greenspace

The Atlanta Community Schoolyards initiative's goal is to increase access to public land for kids, families, and communities by opening schoolyards in “park deserts” during non-school hours.  Learn More

Park Advocacy

Putting Parks First

Great parks provide immeasurable benefits to a community, positively impacting nearly effort facet of a neighborhood. Park Pride provides a voice for parks on behalf of the communities they serve, working to ensure that greenspace initiatives are adequately funded and remain a priority of elected officials. Learn More

Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta BeltLine Services & Support

The Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine program offers an opportunity for community groups to play a direct role in helping improve and maintain the Atlanta BeltLine. Learn More

EVENTS

Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference

Networking for the Greener Good

Our annual Parks and Greenspace Conference is an opportunity for networking and discussing greenspace initiatives with elected officials, community leaders, and park advocates. Learn More

The Big Park Meeting

Networking, Learning, and Fellowship

Part social gathering and part education, this year’s Big Park Meeting will focus on the resilience and adaptability of our parks community. Learn More

Roundtable Series

Discussions for the Greener Good

Park Pride’s Roundtable Series brings together experts and thought leaders—both local and national—to provide context and insight into the current parks and greenspace landscape, and highlight actions that attendees can take to get involved. Learn More