Park Pride records
Collection number: ahc.MSS1158
Scope and Content
This collection contains minutes, clippings, and a report providing details of Atlanta parks prior to the creation of Park Pride. Also included in the collection are conceptual and master park plans and visioning reports which document the work of Park Pride and the communities with which they partner. Periodicals published by Park Pride as well as conference materials from annual meetings hosted by Park Pride are also a part of the collection.
- 1905-2019, undated
- Simons, George I. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Park Pride, a nonprofit organization of Atlanta, Georgia, was organized in 1986 by Betsy C. Baker (1938- ), commissioner of the City of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, in response to a limited departmental budget. The organization was formed to help encourage citizen support of parks through volunteerism and foster corporate support through donations. Though initially a largely volunteer effort, Park Pride's first executive director, Carolyn Henry Rader, was a city employee. The founding board president was Atlanta activist, Tally H. Sweat. The organization incorporated in 1989 and hired its first full-time employee, Allison Barnett, in 1991. Park Pride operates under the governance of a board of directors and executive committee and strives to engage communities to activate the power of parks. The organization partners with communities and provides grant funding to help build parks and community gardens while promoting, preserving, and improving the quality of city of Atlanta and unincorporated DeKalb County parks. Park Pride has won numerous awards including several Cox Conserves Hero Awards. Annual conferences, volunteer programs, Friends of the Park meetings, and matching grant programs are part of the ongoing work of Park Pride.
6.55 linear ft. (six and one half document cases and three oversize boxes)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged in three series: Series I: Department of Parks, City of Atlanta records; Series II: Park Pride projects; and Series III: Publications. Within each series, the collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Some material in this collection is available in pdf form. Please contact an archivist for assistance.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 2017, with subsequent additions
This collection was processed in 2018.
- Atlanta (Ga.). Department of Parks, Recreation & Cemetery
- Atlanta (Ga.). Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
- Atlanta Zoo
- Community gardens -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Community organization -- Citizen participation -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Grant Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Natural areas -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Neighborhood planning -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Outdoor recreation -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Park Pride (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Parks -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Playgrounds -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Simons, George I.
- Swimming pools -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Urban beautification -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Urban parks -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Simons, George I. (Person)
- Atlanta (Ga.). Department of Parks, Recreation & Cemetery (Organization)
- Park Pride (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
- Atlanta (Ga.). Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs (Organization)
- Park Pride records
- Jennie Oldfield
- November 2018
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