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+)

AAS Bird Walk @ Murphey Candler Park

1670 W Nancy Creek Dr NE

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM Next event: April 17 AAS Leader: Mary Kimberly Cell contact morning of walk:[masked] Birding Focus: Three main habitats (lake, wetlands, mixed woods) provide good species diversity. We will look for winter residents, including raptors, waterfowl, waders and passerines. This walk is suitable for adults and children over 14 years of age and is especially good for beginning birders. - Please do not bring your dog. - Bring your binoculars!!! ​Species, numbers and results are uploaded to www.ebird.org the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology site for tracking & information. Some of the trail is level, but there are several steep spots and a number of stretches where the surface is uneven from exposed tree roots, etc. Many parts of the trail are muddy and/or slippery after rains; plan your footwear accordingly. Restrooms are available at the SW corner of the park, near the baseball fields. ​https://www.atlantaaudubon.org/field-trips

Ashford Forest Preserve Volunteer Day and Tree-planting

3890 Clairmont Rd

Friends of Ashford Forest Preserve (FAFP) is a very loosely formed group of folks looking to preserve and enhance the most recent park addition in the City of Brookhaven. This is a passive park needing invasive removal, general trail clearing, trash pick-up and native tree/plant restoration. This FAFP group is hosted by our nonprofit corporation called North DeKalb Greenspace Alliance, Inc. 501(c)(3) (NDGA). Sat, Mar 23, 8:30am - we will ask volunteers to help with general clean-up and plant 100 saplings w/ tree-tubes (50ea White Oak and 50ea Red Maple). https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaaaf23aafa7-ashford Facebook @FriendsofAshfordForest

ARTS, ATHLETICS & MOUNTAINS, OH-MY! at Southside Park

3450 Jonesboro Rd SE

Come one, come all, to a field day at Southside Park that will be packed with activities courtesy of US Soccer Foundation and REI! Join us as we discuss the latest mural and sculptural installations in the park with an art expert from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs! Test your mountain biking skills with REI on their freestanding pump track* before setting out on Atlanta’s first (and only) mountain bike trails! Then score some goals with the US Soccer Foundation on new mini-soccer pitches. Show up for all or part of the day. We look forward to seeing you there! 1:00-1:45 PM – Art stroll with Robert Witherspoon of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs 1:00-3:30PM – Field day in the park with REI and US Soccer Foundation *REI will provide a limited number of mountain bikes and helmets for the pump track. Bring your own bike and helmet if you want to ride on the new park trails. This event is hosted in conjunction with Park Pride’s Parks and Greenspace Conference and with support from REI and the US Soccer Foundation. REGISTER USING THIS LINK: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E195170&id=241

18th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference

Botanical Gardens Parking

Each spring, Park Pride hosts the annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, the largest parks conference in the southeast, showcasing thought leaders from Atlanta and across the nation. Through education and inspiration, the conference focuses on best practices for companies and individuals who are united by a common desire to improve parks and strengthen communities. According to the great urban activist and influencer Jane Jacobs, for a park to be successful, it must “be where life swirls”–it must be the conduit for cultural and artistic expression for individuals and communities, a catalyst for healthy living, and accessible to and designed for all. Vibrant parks are the foundation upon which communities grow and thrive; they are the hearts of communities. Join us as we explore the power of parks to reflect culture, artistic expression, and the unique personality of a community while equitably providing places to pursue healthy lives. The conference program, consisting of tours and lectures led by both local and national experts, will examine the relationship between parks and communities through discussions pertaining to: Arts + culture All ages + all abilities Health Equity + inclusion Community engagement Community planning + development Revitalization of community + environment The Parks & Greenspace Conference offers something for everyone! Parks & recreation professionals Government policy makers Architects & landscape architects Urban planners Citizens who want to build or improve a neighborhood park Environmental & civil engineers Real estate developers Environmental lawyers Anyone who loves parks! More information, please follow this link: https://parkpride.org/what-we-do/annual-parks-greenspace-conference/ REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND ($170.00): https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E195170&id=220 simply marking you will attend on Meetup is not registering for this phenomenal event.

Past events (5)

Geocaching 101 Workshop

Vaughters Farm

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