Events, Meetings & Announcements


FREE Yoga in Woodruff Park

Wednesdays, May to July - Woodruff Park - 6pm

No explanation needed ... just FREE yoga in Woodruff Park! Every Wednesday, May through July at 6pm. Bring a mat or towel, water and join Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. More information on the CAP / ADID website

FREE Composting Workshops

Runs through October - Various Locations

The Food Well Alliance has announced their Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative, a collaborative effort to support community gardening through educational tools, technical assistance, online resources and community events. Free compost workshops are available from June through October, and are designed to help you improve your garden's soil and increase your composting skills. In addition to the workshops, your garden may be qualified to receive a Healthy Soil Tool Kit consisting of: quality compost, a compost bin, a compoting thermometer, a soil test, a weatherproof instructional sign, and a healthy soil recourse guide. For more information and to register, visit the Food Well Alliance website.

Movies in the Park: Maleficent

July 7 - Grant Park - 8:30pm

Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "Maleficent' in Grant Park on Tuesday, July 7. The movie will be shown in the grass field by the large pavilion. The Play Mobile will also be on-site from 6-8pm - come out and enjoy the evening!

Ribbon Cutting for New Reverend James Orange Pool

July 8 - Rev. James Orange Park - 10am

Mayor Reed and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate the new Reverend James Orange Pool on July 8th at 10am. Join us at 1305 Oakland Drive SW, Atlanta GA 30310. Please RSVP to Emma Gowens at egowans@atlantaga.gov.

Design Conversation: Design is a Human Right

July 8 - MODA - 6-8pm

Museum of Design Atlanta invites you to join the conversation as we talk about the power of equity and affordability in design. MODA's current exhibition, Design for Healthy Living, explores the impact of the built environment on our mental, physical, and psychological health. The exhibition also examines design strategies used that enable healthy living. Park Pride's Director of Visioning, Walt Ray, will speak on a panel to share his ideas regarding Design for Healthy Living. For more information and to register, visit the MODA website.

Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition Meeting

July 8 - Rev. James Orange Park - 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 at the Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition (PARC) meeting. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different 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 our park system. This month, we'll meet at the newly renovated Reverend James Orange Park! After the completion of the meeting at 9am, stay to enjoy the 10am ribbon cutting ceremony!  

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART)

July 10 - All Saints' Episcopal Church - 7:30

This month's Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable will focus on "Atlanta's Proctor Creek: Challenges and Possibilities." Proctor Creek flows through northwest Atlanta from downtown to the Chattahoochee River. Its watershed is made up of 38 neighborhoods and is characterized by a rich cultural history and a history of economic and environmental challenges. The evolving story of Proctor Creek spans the themes of urban revitalization, stormwater management, environmental justice and community activism. Today, many organizations are actively working within the watershed to improve the environment and the quality of life of residents. Join us to learn a little about Atlanta's Proctor Creek and to hear about some of the initiatives underway to serve the watershed. For more information and to register, visit the SART webpage.

Movies in the Park: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

July 10 - Bessie Branham Park - 8:30pm

Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" in Bessie Branham Park on Friday, July 10. The Play Mobile will also be on-site from 6-8pm - come out and enjoy the evening!

Atlanta BeltLine SW 5K

July 11 - Gordon A White Park - 7:30am

The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K race course will introduce participants to many local parks and features a run along the Atlanta BeltLine cooridor. It is the second 5k of the Atlanta BeltLine Race Series. Register as an individual or as a team. All information and registration available on the BeltLine's website.

Naturalist & Photography Walk

July 11 - Brownwood Park - 9 AM

An easy loop trail, a little over 1/2 mile, will take attendees through Brownwood Park, which includes a recreation center as well as a community garden. Older trees of interesting species grow along the stream corridor, and neighbors Alex Levy, Senior Ecologist, and Jay Kirkland (aspiring) Geoscientist will show us their work in helping control invasive plants and trees and replanting with natives. For photographers, we'll also focus on the artful designs found in leaves and other natural forms, and the interesting geometries found in both art and nature.

Movies in the Park: Annie

July 14 - Adamsville Recreation Center

Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "Annie" at the Adamsville Recreation Center on Tuesday, July 14. Come out and enjoy the evening!

“Picnic in the Park” – Come Celebrate the First Park for English Avenue

July 18 - Lindsay St. Park - 12pm

The first park in the English Avenue community, Lindsay Street Park, is now under construction - come see the progress! Join us and enjoy food, live music by Ja'Naan and the Jazz Collaborative, and a bounce house for the kids. Learn about the community-driven process behind this park and catch a sneak peak of initial results from the Proctor Creek Citizen Science & Photo-Mapping Project. Provide feedback on results and learn about the next steps of this exciting research effort. You'll also have the opportunity to meet the Proctor Creek Watershed Researchers and many of the project's community partners. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an afternoon in the park!

Doggie Daze at Blue Heron Nature Preserve

July 18 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 9:30am

Dog days of summer of you down? Then bring your pup to Blue Heron for some summer fun! You and your pooch are invited to the Preserve for bagels and OJ at 9:30am and then a guided tour of the Preserve at 10am. We will have treats and blue bandanas for all canine visitors! Visit Blue Heron's website for a full listing of the day's activities.

Police in the Park: Rosa L. Burney Park

July 19 - Rosa Burney Park - 1pm

Police in the Park events will allow citizens to meet police officers to develop relationships that will help prevent crime. Free refreshments and kids activities will be provided! On Sunday, July 19th, meet the police in Rosa L. Burney Parkfrom 1-4pm near the basketball courts (477 Windsor St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312). The Department of Parks and Recreation PLAY MOBILE will be stationed at all Police in the Park events. The Play Mobile is a recreation center on wheels equipped with scooters, hula-hoops, arts and crafts, ring toss and much more.

Crowdsourcing for Park Projects

July 21 - Webinar - 3pm

Traditional methods of fundraising and soliciting community input have been adapted to the web, allowing people to pick and choose projects to contribute to or get involved with. Brooklyn-based ioby (In Our Backyard) is a crowdfunding platform for citizen-led projects, making it a perfect fit for neighborhood groups looking to raise money. ioby staff will talk about how community members can get started on a fundraising campaign in their own back yards. The Hester Street Collaborative is a community nonprofit that works with local residents to transofrm neglected public spaces through a participatory design and advocacy process that encourages long-term stewardship. Staff will discuss ways to engage underserved communities in park design. For more information and to register, click here.

Crowdsourcing for Park Prijects

July 21 - Webinar - 3 PM

Traditional methods of fundraising and soliciting community input have been adapted to the web, allowing people to pick and choose projects to contribute to or get involved with. Brooklyn-based ioby (In Our Back Yard) is a crowdfunding platform for citizen-led projects, making it a perfect fit for neighborhood groups looking to raise money. ioby staff will talk about how community members can get started on a fundraising campaign in their own back yards. The Hester Street Collaborative is a community nonprofit that works with local residents to transform neglected public spaces through a participatory design and advocacy process that encourages long-term stewardship. Staff will discuss ways to engage underserved communities in park design. For information and registration, visit the City Park's Alliance registration page.

Movies in the Park: Boxtrolls

July 24 - Peachtree Hills Park - 8:30pm

Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "Boxtrolls" in Peachtree Hills Park on Friday, July 24. The Play Mobile will also be on-site from 6-8pm - come out and enjoy an evening in the park!

Movies in the Park: The Amazing Spider Man 2

July 28 - Pittman Park - 8:30pm

Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "The Amazing Spiderman 2" in Pittman Park on Tuesday, July 28. Come out and enjoy an evening in the park!

Movies in the Park: Million Dollar Arm

August 7 - Historic Fourth Ward Park - 8:30pm

Join us for a movie in the park as the City of Atlanta presents "Million Dollar Arm" in Historic Fourth Ward Park on Friday, August 7. The Play Mobile will also be on-site from 6-8pm - come out and enjoy an evening in the park!

Volunteer at Mountain Way Common

Aug. 8 - Mountain Way Common - 9am

Join us for this special volunteer opportunitiy with Park Pride at Mountain Way Common on August 8th! One of the newest parks in the City of Atlanta parks inventory, Mountain Way Common's location under GA 400 and along Nancy Creek offers a unique opportunitiy for creating a public space. For our Park Pride workday on August 8th, volunteers will be helping to build a rock staircase, clearing invasive plants and working on maintaining the existing trails in the park. For more information and to register, visit the registration page.

Police in the Park: Washington Park

August 16 - Washington Park - 1pm

Police in the Park events will allow citizens to meet police officers to develop relationships that will help prevent crime. Free refreshments and kids activities will be provided! On Sunday, August 16th, meet the police in Washington Park from 1-4pm (1125 Lena St NW, Atlanta, GA 30312). The Department of Parks and Recreation PLAY MOBILE will be stationed at all Police in the Park events. The Play Mobile is a recreation center on wheels equipped with scooters, hula-hoops, arts and crafts, ring toss and much more.

Volunteer at Constitution Lakes

Aug. 22 - Constitution Lakes - 9am

Join us for this special volunteer opportunitiy with Park Pride at Constitution Lakes on August 22nd! Located Southwest of Atlanta in DeKalb County, Constitution Lakes Park is a destination park for unique hiking opportunities around impressive wetlands adjacent to the South River. Formerly a brick plant, the pits where the clay was mined have filled in with water, attracting a wide array of migratory birds. For our Park Pride workday on August 22nd, volunteers will construct a new hiking trail that will connect the parking lot to a newly installed boardwalk that wraps around the back of the lakes. This trail connection will create a loop trail for hikers to experience the park. For more information and to register, visit the registration page.

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.