Friends of the Park
Friends of the Park Groups
What is a “Friends of the Park Group” (FOP)?
A Friends of the Park Group is formed as a first step in creating positive long lasting change in a public park. While friends of the parks group can be different in terms of size, scope of work and influence, all FOP groups form with the purpose of improving a park or greenspace.
“Friends of the Park” Groups have the following characteristics:
- a group
- of park users (often neighbors and community leaders)
- actively working
- to improve one or more parks
- in a define geographic area (typically a neighborhood)
Benefits of Becoming a Friends of the Park Group
Officially forming a Friends of the Park group will have many intangible benefits, such as giving neighbors an opportunity to meet and interact and creating a single unified voice for the park. However, there are also many tangible benefits that a Friends group can take advantage of once registered with Park Pride including access to:
- Park Visioning Program
- Park Pride Grants
- Fiscal Partners Program
- Park Play Library
- Park Toolshed
- Organized volunteer workdays with Park Pride's Volunteer Manager
- and more!
Becoming a member of an existing “Friends” group or starting your own “Friends” group is a great first step to improving your neighborhood park!
To find out if there is an FOP group in your neighborhood park, contact Ayanna Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-546-7963.
LEARN how to create your own Friends of the Park Group!