Gathering for the Greener Good

Parks & Greenspace Conference

Monday, March 27, 2023 | Atlanta Botanical Garden | 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.



The Healing Power of Parks

The past three years have reaffirmed the importance of parks and greenspace to our physical and mental well-being. The healing power of parks, however, goes beyond our personal health. Public greenspaces are also where we build strong community bonds, experience diverse ideas, and grow more culturally rich.

We also look to parks to heal and strengthen the urban environment—to manage stormwater, reduce flooding, cool and filter the air, and provide natural habitat. A healthy park system has the capacity to fulfill all these roles—creating resilient urban ecosystems while simultaneously offering the health benefits we all seek. In this way, parks can be thought of as part of a natural healthcare system, which ensures that cities and their inhabitants thrive long into the future.

Join us at the 2023 Parks & Greenspace Conference, where local and national thought leaders will come together to explore The Healing Power of Parks.

Connect to the Theme

The conference program—consisting of keynotes, panels, workshops/demonstrations, and outdoor presentations—led by both local and national experts, will examine The Healing Power of Parks through discussions pertaining to:

  • Parks + Health
  • Parks + Ecological Health
  • Parks + Social Healing
  • A Healthy Park System

Who Should Attend

With over 450 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. The program offers something for everyone!

  • 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!

Sponsor the Conference

Interested in sponsoring the largest parks conference in the Southeast?


Ariane DeLong
Development Director


2023 Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor



Georgia Power

Venue Sponsor

Atlanta Botanical Garden


Starr Whitehouse