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Dig in: Volunteers get hands-on chance to help local parks

When Park Pride staged its annual “Pints for Parks” fundraiser in June, the goal was to bring in $15,000 for its volunteer program that encourages hands-on love of green spaces all over Atlanta and DeKalb. But the response was so unexpectedly overwhelming — more than 300 attendees opened their proverbial pocketbooks to the tune of $25,000 that night at Orpheus Brewery, nestled beside Piedmont Park — it, uh, planted a seed for a follow-up event. “We said, ‘Let’s give these individuals a time and place to get out in parks and get their hands dirty.’” Read more about volunteer days

 

Park Pride’s Celebrated Volunteer Program Invites Volunteers to Unique Park Projects

Park Pride will host three special volunteer opportunities in City of Atlanta and DeKalb County parks on Saturdays through August. These events serve as a follow-up to the organization’s successful fundraiser last month, Pints for Parks. Park supporters are now invited to engage directly with the program and get their hands dirty while improving our city’s greenspaces! Read more about these projects

Park Restored, Pool Opened in Southwest Atlanta

As the weather heats up, there is a new place to cool down in southwest Atlanta. A brand new pool officially opened in the Rev. James Orange Park on Wednesday. Read more about the pool opening

Pints for Parks: A Celebration for Park Enthusiasts

“Pints for Parks” is expected to draw 300 attendees and will support the growth of Park Pride’s Volunteer Program, which surpassed providing 500,000 hours of volunteer service in parks and was voted “Best Volunteer Program in Atlanta” by Creative Loafing readers last year. Read more about Pints for Parks

Atlanta considers proposals to monetize public spaces

The decision to team up with private companies to monetize public space is motivated chiefly by the city’s financial struggles — in particular, its $900 million infrastructure backlog. Through ads, city officials hope to generate at least $5 million in new revenue each year. - Read more about the proposals

2015 Inspiration Award Winners

On Monday, March 23, 2015, Park Pride announced eight recipients of the 2015 Inspiration Awards. The Inspiration Awards annually honor leaders who inspire others to expand and improve public parks and greenspaces and work to raise awareness about critical, relevant issues. Read more about the awards

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VOLUNTEER!

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Park Pride annually coordinates over 17,000 hours of volunteer service in parks. Grab your shovel and your gloves, because now is YOUR chance to get your hands dirty at one or more special volunteer opportunities. Click the links below for more details on each volunteer workday - see you in the park!

Mountain Way Common
Saturday, August 8
9 am - noon

Constitution Lakes
Saturday, August 22
9 am - noon

Zonolite Park
Saturday, August 29
9 am - noon

Fundraising Workshop

Thursday, August 27
Coan Park Rec Ctr
6-8pm

The Fundraising Workshop will share tips on engaging your community in creative fundraising campaigns for your park project. If you are going after grants, planning a brick sale or asking neighbors for donations this workshop is for you!

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You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this workshop.

Pints for Parks

Pints for Parks

Thanks to all who joined all the park (and beer!) enthusiasts at Pints for Parks at Orpheus Brewing on Tuesday, June 16 from 6-9pm, benefiting Park Pride’s Volunteer Program. We had a fun evening of tasting unique beers at Orpheus Brewing, enjoying the views of Piedmont Park from the patio, a silent auction, plus great company and networking with community members who love parks and volunteerism.

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