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

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 Inspiration Awards is
Friday, December 14.

Winners are announced at the Parks & Greenspace Conference on
March 25, 2019. 

Leaders and champions (including community individuals, business or governmental representatives) who have worked to make sure parks survive, adapt and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience are those we seek to honor with the 2019 Inspiration Awards.

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 the Parks & Greenspace Conference theme (Parks are the Heart of Community and topics of interest including art, culture, health, and equity)

*The award will focus on volunteers (people who are not paid for their work) from across Park Pride’s service area (City of Atlanta and DeKalb County), but nominees who have gone “over and above” their work duties to advance parks and communities will also be considered.

Please submit your nomination through the form below, or download THIS DOCUMENT and submit by email to Ellen Bruenderman at ellen@parkpride.org.


2019 Inspiration Awards Nomination Form

  • Nominator Contact Details

    Please list your contact information so we can reach you with any questions.
  • Nominee Contact Details

    Please provide the information for the individual you are nominating.
  • Nominee Attributes

    Please answer the following questions pertaining to why you believe this person should receive Park Pride’s Inspiration Award. Use no more than 750 words for each section.
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