Events, Meetings & Announcements


Southface Energy's Visionary Dinner

Oct. 1 - Fox Theatre - 6pm

The 16th annual Visionary Dinner will be held on October 1, 2014 at the Fox Theatre. The event, which features a five-course locally-sourced feast created by five of Atlanta's finest chefs, raises awareness and funding for Southface's continued work in sustainable community development, high-performance affordable housing, green jobs training, clean energy and green building. Tickets are available at www.visionarydinner.org.   

Visit a Park Day

Oct. 3 - All Parks - All Day!

Friday, October 3rd is "Visit a Park Day" - set aside some time today to get out and enjoy the benefits of your local park and recreation areas!

 

Atlanta Green Drinks

Oct. 8 - Ladybird Mess Hall - 6pm

Atlanta Green Drinks is a gathering of Atlantans who think about the environment in some capacity on the second Wednesday of each month from a broad variety of backgrounds to support local businesses, debate and discuss the world of ‘green,’ network, and enjoy some drinks with friends. Join the group and look for updates for dates/locations on their Facebook page!

Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition Meeting (PARC)

Oct. 9 - Woodruff 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 and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department learn more about the community efforts in parks, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. Join us this month at Woodruff Park!

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Oct. 11 - Langford Park - 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.

Lynden B. Miller, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape

Oct. 15 - Atlanta History Center - 7pm

The Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center hosts Lynden B. Miller’s debut appearance in Atlanta, based on her 2009 book, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape. The book chronicles over twenty-five years of experience and gives practical guidance on designing and maintaining public gardens as well as how to raise public and private funds to support them. Her message resonates with park lovers, city planners, architects, landscape architects, civic leaders, and elected officials. She makes the case that “good parks make good cities” and argues that beautiful parks and gardens transform lives, encourage economic development, reduce crime, and change the ways people feel about their city. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit the Atlanta History Center website.

Nominate a Frontline Park for 2015

Oct. 15 - Online

Frontline Parks, featured on City Parks Alliance's website, promotes inspiring examples of urban park excellence, innovation and stewardship across the country. The goal is to showcase the best practices of city park professionals and city park advocates as well as the most innovative and successful park partnerships. You now have the opportunity to nominate your park to be featured! The deadline for submission is October 15, 2014. Click here for details and the link for park nomination.

 

Atlanta ContactPoint PLAY DAY!

Oct. 19 - H4WP Skate Park - 1pm

Join the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta ContactPoint for PLAY DAY at Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park on Sunday, October 19th from 1-5pm. Plenty of free sports, fitness activities, arts and health education will be available for kids and adults alike. Come for skating, soccer, basketball, flag football, ultimate, lacrosse, martial arts, rugby and so much more! For more information and to see the schedule of events and games throughout the day, visit the PLAY DAY website.

Ice Storm 2014: Lessons Learned in Urban Forestry – Preparing for Nature’s Next Big Event

Oct. 22-23 - Athens, GA

Georgia Urban Forest Council signature educational event, their Annual Conference, will present a general overview of how the 2014 ice storm affected communities; how to be better prepared through making storm mitigation plans; performing tree assessments before the storm happens; working with staging areas for debris and wood utilization; communicating with the media; understanding declared vs. undeclared events; working with FEMA, GEMA, and strike teams; making scenario assessments; and learning more about damage and recovery of iced trees. For more information and to register, visit http://www.gufc.org./

Eco-A Naturalist Walks

Oct. 25 - South Bend Park - 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.

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Oct. 26-Herbert-Greene 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.

Call for Proposals - Parks and Greenspace Conference

Sept. 17 - 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.

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.

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.

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!