Each year, Park Pride hosts the annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, the largest parks conference in the southeast, showcasing thought leaders from Atlanta and across the nation. Through education and inspiration, the conference focuses on best practices for companies and individuals who are united by a common desire to improve parks and strengthen communities.
2024 Conference Theme
Parks for All: Intention to Action
We know parks were an important refuge during the pandemic. For many, they were a lifeline. They served as safe havens for our health and connected us to nature. Unfortunately, park access and park quality are not equitably distributed. These inequities exposed real disparities that continue to demand our attention. Governments, nonprofits and individuals began advancing increased awareness of and creative solutions to park equity issues. Coming out of the pandemic, how have our best intentions manifested into actions, and what are the results of those actions? What lessons can we apply to build further momentum for improved park equity? How might we inspire action to build a parks system that meets everyone’s needs?
Our focus areas are Action for Climate, Action for Equity & Inclusivity in Parks, and Setting Future Intentions.
The conference program—consisting of keynotes, panels, workshops/demonstrations, and outdoor presentations—is led by both local and national experts.
With over 500 attendees, the Parks & Greenspace Conference is a wonderful environment for networking with elected officials, community leaders, and park advocates who are driven to improve parks and strengthen communities.
Park Pride is accepting proposals for presentations for the annual Parks & Greenspace Conference until December 11, 2023. For additional information about the submission and selection process, click here.
Who Should Attend
- Parks & recreation professionals
- Government policy makers
- Architects & landscape architects
- Urban planners
- Citizens who want to build or improve a neighborhood park
- Environmental & civil engineers
- Real estate developers
- Environmental lawyers
- Anyone who loves parks!