The Inspiration Awards

Inspiring Action for Parks

Great parks exist through the efforts of leaders who nurture the bond between parks and communities. Park Pride's Annual Inspiration Awards honor these leaders.

Park Pride’s Annual Inspiration Awards honor leaders (including community individuals, business or governmental representatives) who inspire others to expand and improve public parks and greenspaces, work to raise awareness about critical, system-wide park issues, and demonstrate a profound commitment to strengthening the connection between parks and their surrounding community.

Nomination Criteria & Deadline

Nominations are accepted for community leaders from cities, counties and municipalities throughout the Atlanta region. The Inspiration Awards nominees will be assessed by the following criteria*:

  1. Leadership
  2. Long-term commitment
  3. Tangible results
  4. Innovation
  5. Alignment with conference theme (Connecting with Parks)

*The award will focus on volunteers (people who are not paid for their work) from across the state of Georgia, but nominees who have gone “over and above” their work duties to advance parks and communities will also be considered.

Up to six park champions will be selected from the nominations received.

The nomination period for the 2017 Inspiration Awards has closed. Inspiration Award recipients are announced and recognized at the Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference.