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Park Pride landscape architectural drawings

Collection number: ahc.VIS348

Scope and Content

This collection contains various types of landscape architectural drawings that document a history of park planning by Park Pride. Drawings include hand-colored renderings, pencil sketches, design and conceptual plans as well as master plans that provide details of park vision plans. Also a part of the collection are plans that highlight community input and priorities. Many of the drawings were created by Walt Ray, landscape architect and former director of park visioning for Park Pride.


  • 1979-2021, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


115 set(s) of landscape drawing(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by project or park name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2017, with subsequent additions

Related Archival Materials

Park Pride records, MSS 1158, Cherokee Garden Library, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019, with subsequent additions.

Park Pride landscape architectural drawings
Jennie Oldfield
December 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305