Month: November 2013

$25K Challenge Grant

HUGE NEWS park people!

An anonymous donor has established a challenge grant for Park Pride! They have agreed to match dollar-for-dollar YOUR gifts to Park Pride beginning today and running through December 31st, for up to $25K!

success kidIn plain English, that means that your dollar donated to Park Pride turns into $2, $10 into $20, $50 into $100, and on and on!! Such a great opportunity to DOUBLE your impact on parks and greenspace in Atlanta and DeKalb!

Please donate today and help us do more!

Georgia Gives Day!

gagives emailTODAY, November 13th, is the “give-iest” day of the year in Georgia!

Here at Park Pride, we’ve made it our goal to raise $5K in 24 hours to help improve neighborhood parks and community gardens in Atlanta and DeKalb! We need your help and support to get there!

Read our profile page on the Georgia Gives website. We’ve had a pretty impressive year in 2013, and when you donate to Park Pride you really get some good bang for your buck! Check out these stats:

In 2013, Park Pride has . . .

  • awarded $235K to four local parks to complete projects developed through the Park Pride Visioning Program
  • conducted grant workshops
  • coordinated close to 13K in volunteer hours on park projects
  • completed 3 new visioning projects for park improvements
  • and much, MUCH MORE!!!

Please consider a donation today to help us fulfill our mission to strengthening communities by improving neighborhood parks!

FREE Fitness on the Atlanta Beltline

Drag out your leotard, spandex and legwarmers – it’s time to get fit!

We’re talking FREE aerobics, FREE yoga, and FREE bike riding along the Atlanta Beltline, brought to you by The Atlanta Beltline Partnership, The City of Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation, and yours truly – Park Pride!

Fitness HandoutGreat way to get active and in shape before the holidays 🙂

For more details on the program and the partnership that created it, check out the Atlanta Beltline website. Also refer to their calendar for info regarding class dates/times and registration!

Donate to Park Pride on GA Gives Day!

Our lives have all been touched by a nonprofit, whether it’s the hospital we were born in, the schools that educate us, the parks and arts we enjoy or the animal shelter where we found our best friend.2013 GGD Logo

On November 13th, Park Pride is participating in Georgia Gives Day, a statewide giving event, aiming to inspire individuals to donate to non-profits with the goal of raising as much money as possible within a 24-hr period. You can make your community a safer, happier and better place to live by visiting www.GAgivesday.org and donating to the nonprofit that means the most to you.

Parks and greenspace in Atlanta & DeKalb could sure use your help! We know from studies that a great park system fosters quality of life, improving the physical and mental health of all those who enjoy it. However, a rich and vibrant park system accomplishes so much more than that; a neighborhood park reduces crime, cleans the environment, strengthens the social ties, and spurs economic development.

BUT, this year The Trust for Public Land placed Atlanta’s park system at number 31 out of 50 among the largest US cities; that’s “park poor” according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Your donation to Pride will help create better parks, and stronger, healthier communities!

Check out more info on the Park Pride website, and also see our profile on the Georgia Gives Day portal. Hope you’ll consider supporting with a gift!

Take the Parks & Rec Needs Assessment Survey!

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The City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is creating a Facility Needs Master Plan and is seeking input from City of Atlanta residents and visitors.

**The Plan will guide the future expansion of parks, trails, and recreation facilities in the City of Atlanta.** Now is the time to make your voice heard!

Just take 10 min to complete this survey, and receive a 20% off coupon for any City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation program or membership – it’s a total win!

To take part in this important survey please log on to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iPARCS

Please and thank you 🙂

Atlanta ContactPoint Play Day

If you haven’t heard of Play Day, you’ve been missing out. And so have your kids. Organized by Atlanta ContactPoint, a nonprofit established to engage children and adults through the power of play, Play Day is a series of FREE days of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts, and sustainable initiatives.

As you can see, Play Day is a great way to get out, get active, and have FUN!

Park Pride is proud to partner with Atlanta ContactPoint at Play Day, talking to people about parks and greenspaces in ATL & DeKalb, and bringing them PopUp Art with the help of Young Audiences. playdayThis canvas was created at the Play Day on October 5th at the Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park.

There aren’t any more Play Day planned for 2013, but it will ABSOLUTELY be back in 2014. Make sure to check their website for future dates when they’ll be at a park near you!

**Special thanks to Chris Tilley with gnoggin STUDIOS for producing the Play Day video!**