Events, Meetings & Announcements
Comcast Cares Day - Volunteer Outreach & Sign Up Process
April 25 - Higher Ground Empowerment Center -
Please join Comcast on Saturday, April 25 from 7:30am to 1pm at the Higher Ground Empowerment Center to support the ongoing transformation of the Vine City community. Comcast is partnering with Mayor Kasim Reed, The Arthur Blank Foundation, and other community organizations to build a better Atlanta. Volunteers are needed for various neighborhood beautification projects, such as gardening, landscaping, general cleanup, and creating recreational areas for children. For more information and to register to volunteer, visit the Comcast Cares website.
Art of Nature Exhibit
April 26 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 12:30
The Women Caucus of Art Georgia has partnered with the Blue Heron Nature Preserve for "The Art of Nature," an outdoor art exhibit of installations and murals inspired by nature. The opening reception is planned for April 26th at 12:30pm (rain date is June 2nd at 12:30pm). The show will be free to view on the trails of Blue Heron Nature Preserve from April 26th - June 26, 2015. For more information about this exhibit, visit The Art of Nature Facebook page.
Atlanta Memorial Park Public Meeting
April 27 - Bobby Jones Clubhouse - 6:30pm
The City of Atlanta's Department of Parks and Recreation will be holding its initial public kick-off meeting to discuss future plans for Bobby Jones Golf Course and Bitsy Grant Tennis, Monday, April 27 at 6:30pm at Bobby Jones Clubhouse (384 Woodward Way). Your attendance is critical to share your opinions on agenda items such as the future direction of the Bobby Jones Golf Course, improvements to the Bitsy Grant Tennis area, parking issues and more. Show support for the direction of Atlanta's third largest park by attending this important meeting!
May 3 - Chastain Park - 7:30am
The Chastain Park TriPATHlon takes place in the spring each year and is the only sprint triathlon in the city. It includes a 400 yard swim in the Chastain pool, 15 mile bike ride through the neighborhoods of chastain and 5k run on the PATH around the park. The Chastain Park Conservancy, Chastain Park Athletic Club and PATH Foundation host the event, and proceeds are shared between them. Registration is now OPEN!
City of Atlanta Commissioner of Parks & Rec Presents 2016 Budget Proposal to City Council
May 6 - Atlanta City Hall - 1pm
City of Atlanta Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Amy Phuong, will present the proposed parks and recreation budget to Atlanta City Council on Wednesday, May 6 at 1pm. Join Park Pride and show your support for an increased parks budget, and don't forget to wear a green shirt!
Atlanta BeltLine Jamboree
May 16 - Washington Park
The Atlanta BeltLine Jamboree will celebrate Atlanta's creative and playful energy with live music, food and beverages, field day games, and much more on May 16 in Washington Park. Join us for this neighborhood-friendly fundraising event to play games for all ages, enjoy great food and entertainment, and learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine. For more information, visit the Atlanta BeltLine website.
PLAY DAY at Adair Park
May 17 - Adair Park - 1 pm
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 on Sunday, May 17th starting at 1 pm in Adair Park I.
Park Pride's Community Garden Tour
May 30 - Love is Love Farm - 1pm
Be inspired by what’s growing in Atlanta and DeKalb with local garden enthusiasts at Park Pride’s Community Garden Tour! You don’t have to be an experienced gardener to enjoy this event; if you want to learn more about community gardens in Atlanta and DeKalb, this tour will provide plenty of insight and inspiration. This tour will last from 1-5pm, and you can choose to travel by bike or bus! Register today.
Park Pride's Walk & Talk Social
May 31 - South Bend Park - 2pm
The Walk & Talk Social at South Bend Park, with naturalists Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad of Eco-A, is an opportunity to meet other park enthusiast and experience an urban forest with knowledgeable guides. This walk is family friendly and will last from 2-4pm. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate. Register today.
Georgia Trail Summit
June 4-6 - Athens, GA
The Georgia Trail Summit is taking place June 4-6, 2015 in Athens, GA. The Summit is open to everyone, especially trail builders, users, policy makers, planners, advocates, designers, nonprofits and park managers. For more information about the Summit, call for presentations, or registration, refer to the Georgia Trail Summit website.
Pints for Parks
June 16 - Orpheus Brewing - 6pm
Join park (and beer!) enthusiasts at Pints for Parks at Orpheus Brewing
on Tuesday, June 16 from 6-9pm, benefitting Park Pride’s Volunteer
Program. Prepare for a fun evening of tasting unique beers at this
Midtown brewery, 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 as much as you do. Register today.
Park Visioning: Parks of Summer Hill Preliminary Design Review Public Meeting
June 23 - Georgia Hill Center - 7pm
Park Pride and the Parks of Summerhill Steering Committee invite you to participate, share your thoughts and help develop concepts for both existing and potential parks in the neighborhood. Attend this public meeting at the Georgia Hill Center to review the preliminary park designs that resulted from the earlier design workshop. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 123 from 7-9pm as the Park Visioning process continues!
Park Pride's Volunteer Workshop
July 15 - Location TBD - 6pm
The Volunteer Workshop will focus on recruiting and hosting volunteers while navigating city or county rules. He will share tips for common projects like invasive plant removal and tree mulching. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register now.
Park Pride's Fundraising Workshoop
August 27 - Location TBD - 6pm
The Fundraising Workshop will share tips on engaging your community in creative fundraising campaigns. If you are going after grants, planning a brick sale or asking neighbors for donations this workshop is for you! The workshop will run from 6-8pm, location is TBD. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register today.
Love Your Block Grant Deadline
Oct. 15 - Online - 12pm
Love Your Block (LYB) is a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. This year, Love Your Block will be offered as a grantmaking track of the Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, with an October 15 application deadline. LYB provides mini-grants up to $1,000 to residential groups in the metro Atlanta area. Submit application materials by 12pm on Thursday, October 15th to meet the deadline. Application materials are available on The Community Foundation website.
Park Pride's Cider & Donut Social
Nov. 14 - Location TBD - 2pm
Join Park Pride for the cider and donuts at this Friend of the Park social. Share stories of success from 2015 and plot plans for 2016. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow park enthusiast and learn more about Park Pride’s Friends of the Park program. This social will run from 2-4pm at a location TBD. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register today.