Events, Meetings & Announcements
Park Pride Community Building & Legacy Grant Applications Due
Sept. 30 - Online - 5pm
Are you applying for a Park Pride Community Building or Legacy Grant? Completed applications are due no later than 5pm on Friday, September 30th. For full grant information and application instructions, refer to the Funding Your Park page on the Park Pride website.
17th Annual Trees Atlanta Tree Sale
Oct. 1 - Freedom Farmers' Market - 8am
Trees Atlanta will host its 17th Annual Tree Sale at the Freedom Farmers' Market at the Carter Center, located at 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8 A.M. - 2 P.M. rain or shine. The sale will feature over 1,500 of the best native and exotic plants available. You'll have a chance to talk with experts and certified arborists about why each tree is unique. All proceeds will benefit the Trees Atlanta planting and education programs. For more information about the Tree Sale, visit the Trees Atlanta website.
Public Input Meeting: Memorial Drive Greenway
Oct. 5 - Georgia Hill Center - 5:30pm
Join Park Pride and the steering committee for the Memorial Drive Greenway at the second public input meeting for this park visioning process to create a conceptual park masterplan for the greenspace between Oakland Cemetery and the Capitol on Memorial Drive. This is a design meeting where you can let your voice be heard about the different park amenities you'd like to see in the plan and ideas for where they should be placed. Come and let your voice be heard! The meeting will take place at the Georgia Hill Center (250 Georgia Ave SE) on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:30-8:30pm.
Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint Play Day
October 8 - Boulevard Crossing - 2pm
Play Day is a FREE, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun! Join the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint at Boulevard Crossing on October 8, at 2pm to play and connect with your community! For more information, visit the Play Day website.
Park Pride's Monthly Park Meeting
Oct. 12 - Ben Hill Rec. Center - 7:30am
On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park groups, park conservancies and the parks departmennt visit a difference park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and park system. Join us this month on October 12th at the Ben Hill Recreation Center (2405 Fairburn Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331) from 7:30-9 A.M.
Volunteer at Adams Park
Oct. 15 - Adams Park - 9am
Join Park Pride and the Friends of Adams Park (1620 Delowe Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311) to transform the heavily used lakefront and lawn from weedy, degraded spaces to beautiful, ecologically-sound amenities. Volunteer efforts will focus on planting native grasses and flowers, building park benches, removing invasive plant species and mulching. Grab your gloves and join us at Adams Park from 9 A.M. - noon! Sign up to volunteer.
Rock Chastain 2016
Oct. 15 - Chastain Park
A stack of Atlanta's very own seasoned musical talent will perform in Rock Chastain 2016 at the Chastain Park Amphitheater. Powered by Momentum Motorcars, the ticket sales for the 3rd annual benefit concert will serve as the primary fundraiser for the Chastain Park Conservancy. This year, the completion of two world-class community projects (a 40,000 sq ft. progressive playground and an expansion of the PATH alongside Powers Ferry Rd, support the nonprofit's steadfast commitment to restore, enhance, maintain and preserve Atlanta's largest regional park. To purchase tickets to Rock Chastain, visit Ticketmaster.
Walk About Down Yonder with Eco-A
Oct. 22 - Johns Homestead - 9am
Join Eco-A for a Naturalist Walk at Johns Homestead in Tucker, GA on Saturday, October 22nd from 9 - 11 A.M. Johns Homestead is one of the original farms established in our area just after the land lottery-grants opened up for mostly European-American settlement. In addition to enjoying the rich and recovering natural values of this site, Eco-A will tell the story of how changes that took place here reflect much of the natural history of many metro-Atlanta neighborhoods. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.
Volunteer at Atlanta Memorial Park
Oct. 22 - Atlanta Memorial Park - 8:30am
Join Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy, Cullen Stradtman and other scouts in Cullen's Eagle Scout service project to clean and restore the planting areas along the nature trail in Memorial Park. Volunteers will weed and edge the planted areas and refresh with pint straw from 8:30am - 5pm. Come for 2-3 hours or the entire work day! RSVP to email@example.com
Atlanta Streets Alive!
Oct. 23 - Peachtree Street - 2pm
Atlanta Streets Alive opens streets for people by temporarily closing them to cars to create a whole new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city street experience. Bring your bike or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a more livable way! Streets Alive on Sunday, October 23 will run from 2-6pm, down Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown. For more information, visit the Atlanta Streets Alive website.
Park Pride Workshop: Activating Your Park
Oct. 29 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 10am
How do you encourage your neighbors to get outside and enjoy your neighborhood's beautiful greenspace? This workshop, led by the Park Pride's Director of Community Building in partnership with the Atlanta Audubon Society, will focus on the unique methods of activating your park that will capture the community's interest and attention, encouraging them to stay long and visit often. Registration is just $5 - sign up today!
Small Change Grant Winter Application Deadline
Nov. 1 - 5pm
Park Pride's Small Change Grant Program provides matching grants up to $2,500 to community groups for the implementation of park improvement projects in City of Atlanta and DeKalb County Parks. Supported by the Cecil B. Day Foundation, these grants help communities make big differences with small park improvements. The winter application deadline is approaching on November 1st. Refer to the Funding Your Park page on the Park Pride website for more eligibility and application instructions.
Volunteer at Kittredge Park
Nov. 5 - Kittredge Park - 9am
Join Park Pride, the Friends of Kittredge Park and REI at Kittredge Park (1520 Kittredge Park Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329) to open access to a previously unused portion of the park. Volunteer efforts will focus on cutting and creating a brand new trail and clearing invasive vines from trees. Grab your gloves and join us at Kittredge Park Park from 9 A.M. - noon! Sign up to volunteer.