The Daily Chirp
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
Community CornerView full calendar
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
Saturday, August 22
9 am - noon
Saturday, August 29
9 am - noon
Thursday, August 27
Coan Park Rec Ctr
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!
You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this workshop.
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.