Events, Meetings & Announcements


Call for Proposals - Parks and Greenspace Conference

Oct. 31 - 5pm

If you wish to submit a proposal to present at the 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference, "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" please review the call for proposals and submit no later than 5pm on October 31st, 2014. No late submissions will be considered.

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Oct. 31 - Peachtree Hills Park - 3pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On October 31, the mobile will be at Peachtree Hills Park from 3-5:30pm. See you there!

A Walk with a Doc

Nov. 1 - Lionel Hampton Trail - 9am

Walk with a Doc is a free, non-profit  program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health. Bring friends and loved ones or come alone, and enjoy a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park. Physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals from your community will provide support and answer questions. This month's walk will take place from 9-10:30am on Saturday, November first at the Lionel Hampton Trail (390 Willis Mill Rd - Enter from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive).

2014 DeKalb Neighborhood Summit

Nov. 1 - Tucker High School - 8am

sdfg The theme of this year's DeKalb Neighborhood Summit is "Get Connected DeKalb!" The focus will be on connecting communities to information, resources, opportunities and county leadership that will help neighborhoods to thrive and succeed. Participants will have the opportunitiy to attend workshops, visit exhibits and network with community leaders. Registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, visit the DeKalb Neighborhood Summit website.   

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 1 - James Orange Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 1, the mobile will be at Reverend James Orange Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 2 - Brownwood Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 2, the mobile will be at Brownwood Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 4 - Pittman Park - 3pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 4, the mobile will be at Pittman Park from 3-5:30pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 7 - Bessie Branham Park - 3pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 7, the mobile will be at Bessie Branham Park from 3-5:30pm. See you there!

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

Nov. 7 - Southface Eco Office - 7:30am

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes once a month to discuss the region's current environmental issues - from water to energy, urban planning to government policy, and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network, and learn about Atlanta's current and future opportunities for sustainable development. This month's topic is "Public-Private Partnerships in Georgia" and will focus on why they are important, key components of success and, most importantly, how to advocate for responsible policies regarding this delivery model. For more information and to register, visit the SART webpage.

Workshop: Governance & Conflict Resolution

Nov. 8 - Brownwood Rec. Center - 9am

The final workshop in Park Pride's Friends of the Park workshop series for 2014, this session will feature a panel of speakers who will focus on questions of leadership, membership, financial management, decision making and conflict resolution within a Friends of the Park group. The workshop is ideal for both newly formed Friends of the Park groups and for established groups that are going through transitions with leadership or membership. Registration is just $5. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/YNAhOC

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 8 - Arthur Langford Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 8, the mobile will be at Arthur Langford Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 9 - East Lake Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 9, the mobile will be at East Lake Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

PARC Meeting

Nov. 13 - John A. White Park - 7:30am

On the second Thursday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking, strategy and to support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month, we'll meet at the John A. White First Tee of Atlanta Clubhouse. We hope you'll join us! 

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 14 - Grove Park - 3pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 14, the mobile will be at Grove Park from 3-5:30pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 15 - John A. White Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 15, the mobile will be at John A. White Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Nov. 15 - Morningside Nature Preserve -9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Nov. 16 - Herbert-Greene Nature Preserve - 9:

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 16 - Chastain Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 16, the mobile will be at Chastain Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 18 - Adamsville Rec Center - 3pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 18, the mobile will be at Adamsville Recreation Center (field) from 3-5:30pm. See you there!

Joint Study Committee Meeting on Georgia Legacy

Nov. 20 - Panola Mountain - 9am

Attention! This is an "all hands on deck" alert for those who care about parks and greenspace! Join us on November 20 at Panola Mountain State Park from 9am-4pm to show your support for the proposed constitutional amendment that could generate approximately $40 million for land acquisition and greenspace. We are marshaling forces to make a strong showing on November 20th. More details coming soon! Let us know if you're attending by sending an email to rachel@parkpride.org.

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 21 - Rosa Burney Park - 3pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 21, the mobile will be at Rosa Burney Park from 3-5:30pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 22 - English Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 22, the mobile will be at English Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 23 - Piedmont Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 23, the mobile will be at Piedmont Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Dec. 6-Tanyard Creek & Cathedral Woods-9:30am

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

PARC Meeting

Dec. 11 - Piedmont Park - 7:30am

On the second Thursday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking, strategy and to support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month, we'll meet at the Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center, next to Willy's on Piedmont Ave, just before the entrance gate at 12th St. We hope you'll join us! 

Third Annual Seed and Scion Swap

Jan. 24 - Decatur Rec. Center - 10:30am

Gardeners of all experience levels are invited to celebrate National Seed Swap Day with the Wylde Center, Park Pride, the City of Atlanta and Slow Food Atlanta on Saturday, January 25, 2015, at the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street). This free event is from 10:30am to 1:30pm. For more information, please visit the Wylde Center's website.

The Parks and Greenspace Conference

March 23 - Atl Botanical Garden - 8am

Save the Date! The 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference will be an event not to miss. Under the theme "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" will explore the relationships between parks and their surrounding communities. The conference will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities. Read more on the Park Pride website!