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

Submit a nominee for the 2020 Inspiration Awards.

Nominations are due Monday, January 6, 2020.

Winners will be announced at the Parks & Greenspace Conference on
March 23, 2020.


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 (The Nature of Our City and topics of interest including health, access to nature, infrastructure, habitats, and culture)

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