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.

Do you know a park champion who deserves recognition?
Nominate them to be honored with an Inspiration Award! 


Nomination Criteria

The Inspiration Awards nominees are assessed by the following criteria*: 

  1. Leadership qualities
  2. Depth of commitment
  3. Demonstrated impact
  4. Dedication to community

*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.


2023 Nomination Form

Submission Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023 at 12 p.m.

We welcome multiple submissions for a single candidate.

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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 Name*

Nominee Attributes

Please answer the following questions pertaining to why you believe this person should receive Park Pride’s Inspiration Award. Feel free to use stories, examples, or personal memories to paint a picture of your nominee's contributions.
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