Gathering for the Greener Good

Parks & Greenspace Conference

Monday, March 25, 2019 | 8:30 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Each spring, 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.

2019 Theme

According to the great urban activist and influencer Jane Jacobs, for a park to be successful, it must “be where life swirls”–it must be the conduit for cultural and artistic expression for individuals and communities, a catalyst for healthy living, and accessible to and designed for all. Vibrant parks are the foundation upon which communities grow and thrive; they are the hearts of communities.

Join us as we explore the power of parks to reflect culture, artistic expression, and the unique personality of a community while equitably providing places to pursue healthy lives.

Connect to the Theme

The conference program, consisting of tours and lectures led by both local and national experts, will examine the relationship between parks and communities through discussions pertaining to:

  • Arts + culture
  • All ages + all abilities
  • Health
  • Equity + inclusion
  • Community engagement
  • Community planning + development
  • Revitalization of community + environment

Who Should Attend

The Parks & Greenspace Conference 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!


Become a Sponsor

This event is a unique opportunity to market your business to elected officials, community leaders, and park advocates from across the region. Sponsorship levels for the 2019 conference are available for every budget.

Reach out to Jane Zoellick, Development Manager, to learn more!