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Park Pride Embraces a Bottom-Up Approach to Park Planning

This week, they’ve announced that applications are being accepted from community and park groups in the City of Atlanta to be a part of the 2016 Park Visioning Program, a program built upon facilitating conversation about the goals and hopes residents have for the future of their park and creating a conceptual master plan based on those conversations. - Read more about the Visioning program

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 — 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 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

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VOLUNTEER!

Volunteers in parks

Saturday. Sept. 26th
9 a.m. - noon

Beautify Wade Walker Park in DeKalb County in celebration of National Public Lands Day and Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Outside initiative

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Looking Good & Supporting Green!

People wearing Park Pride Shirts

Introducing the Park Pride Store, where you can purchase your own Park Pride "I <3 Parks" t-shirt! For $18, you can help support Park Pride programming and initiatives while at the same time let the city know you care about your parks!

Purchase t-shirts at the Park Pride Store

Apply for Park Visioning

Deadline:
Tues., Sept. 8th, 2015
5pm


Our Park Visioning Program guides groups through a process to develop or redevelop their local parks. The end result is a tangible master plan that helps with development and funding. Let's re-imagine your park!

Learn more about the Park Visioning Program

Apply for Park Visioning today