What we're about

The power of parks starts with you. Step in now to help Atlanta’s parks grow and thrive, to give children safe places to play and learn outdoors, to steward our local public lands.
This group is for people that love parks, the outdoors, hugging trees, building community, volunteering, community gardening, and being a steward of nature and the environment.
Are you are current member of a Friends of the Park group? Would you like to be one? Or, do you want to spread your love (seeds and mulch) around to many parks in metro Atlanta as delights you? We are the group you want to join :) and we're happy to have you.

Upcoming events (5+)

Volunteer in Jennie Drake Park

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Your support is needed in Jennie Drake Park! Join the Friends of Jennie Drake Park on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Projects include clearing harmful invasive plant species (such as ivy and privit) and mulching the trails. Meet the volunteer group in the driveway of 681 Waterford Road NW (directly next door to the park). Thank you in advance for your time and commitment to the greener good!

Compost Like You Mean It!

DeKalb Memorial Park

Rare occasion to join Terra Nova Compost Co-founder and Director, Corinne Coe, for a two-hour workshop on backyard and community scale composting in the A! Prepare to be schooled. Learn how to compost at home or in your community and why it's so important! Knowledge will be dropped! Fun will be had! Snacks will be served! Prizes will be given! Water will be available to fill your water bottle. Please wear sturdy shoes. Things to bring: pruners or garden shears, gloves, water bottle, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, your kitchen scraps. Questions? Email [masked]. Minimum ten paid participants. BIPOC discounts, email [masked] for info. Thanks in advance. Register and pay here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/compost-like-you-mean-it-tickets-58732624862 Thanks to Dekalb Memorial Park Community Garden for hosting this event!

Urban Ecology Public Meeting

2744 Peachtree Rd NW

Join Atlanta’s Department of City Planning to learn about the recommendations for the Urban Ecology Framework and the schedule of the Tree Protection Ordinance re-write. The same information will be shared at the two meetings on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24. In May 2018, the City of Atlanta launched its first urban ecology study. This effort will evaluate and inventory the City’s natural environs, including rivers and creeks, forest and tree canopy, ridges and watersheds, public and private green spaces, and other features that encompass and define the City’s existing landscape. The Urban Ecology Framework will identify what natural features are unique to the City of Atlanta, how ecosystems or habitats can be restored, and which policies promote development aligned with those features and systems. This inventory will be used to define a better future condition for the natural environment, including high-level recommendations about future green spaces, green connections, and green policies. This work represents the implementation of the Atlanta City Design value Nature, which aims to improve and accentuate Atlanta’s authentic character in a way that can accommodate a much larger population. The Urban Ecology Framework is being led by the Department of City Planning with involvement and cross-collaboration from the Departments of Watershed Management and Parks and Recreation, as well as Partner organizations like Trees Atlanta and Park Pride. The consultant team, led by Biohabitats, Inc, is facilitating a year-long ecological assessment to be followed by an evaluation of the Tree Preservation Ordinance. The public process provides vital input and is supplemented by feedback from a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Please email the project team at [masked] to be added to our contact list. Feel free to contact Project Manager, Heather Alhadeff with questions or comment at [masked] or call[masked]. More information can be found through the link below: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/city-planning/urban-ecology-framework

Urban Ecology Public Meeting

1305 Oakland Dr SW

Join Atlanta’s Department of City Planning to learn about the recommendations for the Urban Ecology Framework and the schedule of the Tree Protection Ordinance re-write. The same information will be shared at the two meetings on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24. In May 2018, the City of Atlanta launched its first urban ecology study. This effort will evaluate and inventory the City’s natural environs, including rivers and creeks, forest and tree canopy, ridges and watersheds, public and private green spaces, and other features that encompass and define the City’s existing landscape. The Urban Ecology Framework will identify what natural features are unique to the City of Atlanta, how ecosystems or habitats can be restored, and which policies promote development aligned with those features and systems. This inventory will be used to define a better future condition for the natural environment, including high-level recommendations about future green spaces, green connections, and green policies. This work represents the implementation of the Atlanta City Design value Nature, which aims to improve and accentuate Atlanta’s authentic character in a way that can accommodate a much larger population. The Urban Ecology Framework is being led by the Department of City Planning with involvement and cross-collaboration from the Departments of Watershed Management and Parks and Recreation, as well as Partner organizations like Trees Atlanta and Park Pride. The consultant team, led by Biohabitats, Inc, is facilitating a year-long ecological assessment to be followed by an evaluation of the Tree Preservation Ordinance. The public process provides vital input and is supplemented by feedback from a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Please email the project team at [masked] to be added to our contact list. Feel free to contact Project Manager, Heather Alhadeff with questions or comment at [masked] or call[masked]. More information can be found through the link below: https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/city-planning/urban-ecology-framework

Past events (16)

Tea with Tina- S.E. Atlanta

Community Grounds Cafe

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