Throughout 2015, Park Pride is offering multiple ways to connect with your community through greenspace.
Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition (PARC Meetings)
2nd Wednesday, Monthly
Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy at monthly PARC meetings. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park groups, conservancies and the parks department visit a different park each month to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current greenspace issues, and support each other in efforts to improve our park systems.
No registration necessary. Visit the PARC page for more information.
Community Garden Tour
Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ Love is Love Farm
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.
Cost: Bike tour, $10; Bus, $25
Walk & Talk Social: Friends of the Park Engagement Event
Sunday, May 31, 2015 @ South Bend Park
The Walk & Talk Social at South Bend Park with naturalist Kathryn Knob is an opportunity to meet other park enthusiast and experience an urban forest with a knowledgeable guide. South Bend Park is a large park with both active and passive areas. People enjoy paved PATH trails near the playground and ball fields and also dirt paths through a wooded area and a large creek. This walk is family friendly and you do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate.
Pints for Parks
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @ Orpheus Brewing
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.
Volunteer Workshop: Friends of the Park Engagement Event
Wednesday, July 15
The Volunteer Workshop with John Ahern, Park Pride’s Volunteer Manager, will focus on recruiting and hosting volunteers while navigating city or county rules. Every year, Park Pride coordinates approximately 17,000 hours of service in City of Atlanta and DeKalb County parks. He will share tips for common projects like invasive plant removal and tree mulching. Volunteer projects are often needed in parks and can be done at a low cost for community groups. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event.
Fundraising Workshop: Friends of the Park Engagement Event
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Fundraising Workshop with Allison Barnett, Park Pride’s Associate Director, will share tips on engaging your community in creative fundraising campaigns. Allison has worked with park enthusiast for more than 20 years to raise money for physical park improvements. If you are going after grants, planning a brick sale or asking neighbors for donations this workshop is for you! You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event.
Cider & Donuts Social: Friends of the Park Engagement Event
Saturday, November 14, 2015
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. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event.
Full Park Pride calendar —events & announcements