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:

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 ( or 404-546-7963) or see the list below.

LEARN how to create your own Friends of the Park Group!

City of Atlanta Friends of the Park Groups

  • Adair Parks
  • Ashby Circle Play Lot
  • Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy
  • Beaverbrook Park
  • Blue Heron Nature Preserve
  • Bobby Jones Golf Course
  • Boulevard Pocket Parks
  • Candler Park
  • Castlewood
  • Central Park
  • Channing Valley
  • Coan
  • CoanSPLASH!
  • Collier Heights Park
  • Cunard Memorial
  • East Lake
  • Ellsworth
  • English
  • Freedom
  • Garden Hills
  • Grant Park
  • Hardy Ivy
  • Herbert Taylor
  • Historic Fourth Ward Park
  • Jacci Fuller Woodland Gardens Park
  • Jennie Drake Park
  • John Howell Park
  • Kirkwood Parks
  • Lake Claire Park
  • Lang Carson Park
  • Lindsay Street Park
  • Little 5 Points Parks
  • Little Nancy Creek Park
  • Louise Howard Park
  • Maddox Park
  • Morningside Nature Preserve
  • Mountain Way Common
  • Mozley
  • Noble Park
  • Peachtree Hills Park
  • Perkerson Park
  • Rev. James Orange Park at Oakland City
  • Rose Circle Park
  • Sara J. Gonzalez Park
  • Sidney Marcus Park
  • South Bend Park
  • Spink Collins Park
  • Springlake
  • Tanyard Creek Urban Forest
  • Underwood Hills Park
  • Walker Park
  • Washington Park
  • Waterworks Park
  • Watkins
  • West End Park
  • West Manor Park
  • Winn Park
  • Whittier Mill Park

DeKalb Friends of the Park Groups

  • Brookside Park
  • Callanwolde Art Center
  • Chapel Hill Park
  • Constitution Lakes
  • County Line & Ellenwood Parks
  • Dearborn Park
  • Dekalb Memorial Park
  • Delano-Line Park
  • Exchange Park
  • Fairington Park
  • Flat Shoals
  • Fork Creek Mountain
  • Frazier-Rowe Park
  • Gresham Park
  • Henderson Park
  • Intrenchement Creek Park
  • Ira B Melton Park
  • Johns Homestead
  • Kelley Cofer Park
  • Kittredge Park
  • LaVista Park
  • Lithonia Park
  • Little Creek Farm
  • Mary Scott Nature Park
  • Medlock Park
  • Montreal Park
  • Pendergrast Park
  • Rutledge Park
  • Shoal Creek Park
  • Springbrook Park
  • Tobie Grant Park
  • Tucker Nature Preserve
  • Tucker Rec Center
  • W. D. Thomson Park
  • Wade Walker Park