Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference

Parks and Greenspace Conference Tours

Public Spaces & Forbidden Places

The 2015 Parks and Greenspace Conference theme, Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence, explores the relationship between successful parks and engaged communities. This year's conference tours, Public Spaces & Forbidden Places, will take an exclusive look at greenspaces that have had great success thanks to the support of their community and those that are currently off-limits but teem with potential!

Both of these exciting tours will take you to locations that are not accessible to the public. Spaces that if you were to attend on your own, you'd likely be arrested for trespassing! Join Park Pride behind the scenes to explore amazing greenspaces that most Atlantans haven't heard of, and that none can access... legally.

So what do you say? Up for an adventure? Register below for one of our two exclusive tours, or join us on both!

Public Spaces & Forbidden Places: Southeast Atlanta Tour
Saturday, March 21, 2015
10 AM - 3 PM
Tour begins at Brownwood Park (602 Brownwood Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316)

During the Southeast Atlanta tour, we'll visit parks that have been reinvigorated by community support, some in the most creative of ways! Juxtapose that with a location that is totally off-limits to the public, dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and that has wild potential to be an amazing public greenspace — an idea, which, over time, has been gaining an increasing amount of public support. Join us as we explore this space, and discuss the issues and what the future has in store!

Highlights of this tour include:
   • A model aircraft field
   • Doll's Head Trail
   • The Old Prison Farm

To express interest in participating in a similar tour in the future, please email Rachel at

Public Spaces and Forbidden Places: Chattahoochee River's Lost Waterfront
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Chattahoochee River is increasingly gaining attention as a greenspace destination, but she still holds many secrets... Join us on this tour as we'll explore multiple off-limits properties along the river, each of which has the potential to be transformed (and some of which are in the process of being transformed) into fantastic public amenities.

Highlights of this tour include:
   • PATH's 1st trail
   • Hartsfield Incinerator
   • Atlanta's 1st human settlement

To express interest in participating in a similar tour in the future, please email Rachel at