Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference


Connecting with Parks

Early-bird registration will OPEN IN OCTOBER, 2016.

Parks & Greenspace Conference Overview
Call for Presentations
Sponsorship Opportunities
Inspiration Awards


About the Conference:
Park Pride's Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference is the largest parks conference in the southeast, attracting over 450 park professionals, advocates and policy-makers who are driven to improve parks and greenspace and strengthen communities.

Through education and inspiration, the conference focuses on best practices for managing and developing parks, with an emphasis on the role that attendees can play in improving the parks and quality of life in their community.

Connecting with Parks:
The 16th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, Connecting with Parks, will explore how parks and greenspaces bridge gaps between individuals, communities, political jurisdictions, and ecosystems to become places of regional importance.

Whether a transportation corridor such as a green street, or a linear park spanning several neighborhoods, or a network of parks designed to capture rainwater, our parks and greenspace serve a vitally important role in connecting us to the environment, to our neighborhoods, to commerce, and to each other.

Call for Presentations

Park Pride is now accepting proposals to present at the 16th Annual Conference. Application deadline is Monday, November 7, 2016.

Read more for session topics and submission instructions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get involved with the Parks & Greenspace Conference!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 16th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference, with a variety of levels to suite your goals. Please contact Development Manager, Jane Zoellick, to review options ( or 404-546-6855). We look forward to talking to you!

Inspiration Awards: Nominate a Park Hero!

Park Pride's Annual Inspiration Awards, presented at the Parks & Greenspace Conference, honor leaders who inspire others to expand and improve public parks and greenspaces and work to raise awareness about critical, system-wide park issues.

Nominations for the 2017 Inspiration Awards are now being accepted online.

Read more for qualifications and nomination instructions.

16th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference

      presented by

  • Cox Conserves

      with support from

  • Kaiser Permanente

  • The Home Depot Foundation logo

  • Atlanta Botantical Garden