What We Do
In short, Park Pride works with communities to develop and improve their parks! Over the past year (2014), Park Pride activities included:
1) Awarding $800,000 to 15 community groups to fund capital park improvements in City of Atlanta and DeKalb County parks (funding provided by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Home Depot Foundation and Cecil B. Day Foundation.)
2) Partnering with more than 87 “Friends of the Park” groups – community-based partners working to improve the greenspace in their backyard.
3) Coordinating more than 17,000 hours of volunteer service with the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers (mostly corporate volunteer groups), and surpassing 500,000 volunteer hours in parks over our 25 year history!
4) Getting people involved in the Atlanta BeltLine (Adopt-the-Beltline program), community gardens in parks (funded through Kaiser-Permanente), park visioning and our fiscal partners programs.
5) Connecting park advocates and enthusiasts together at a variety of community and greenspace focused events: The Park s and Greenspace Conference, The Picnic for Parks, Pints for Parks, Pops in Parks, a Community Garden Tour, Friends of the Park Workshops, and so much more!