Park Pride will host the 16th annual Parks & Greenspace Conference on Monday, March 27, at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown. This year’s theme is Connecting with Parks and will focus on how parks and greenspaces bridge gaps between individuals, communities, political jurisdictions, and ecosystems to become places of regional importance. Participants will have the opportunity to network with elected officials, community leaders, and park advocates who are working to improve local parks. Registration is open at parkpride.org/conference.
The Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission, a division of the Department of Public Works and a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, has received the President’s Circle Award at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes certified Keep America Beautiful affiliates committed to ending littering, improving recycling and beautifying their local community.
Jump on your bike for Park Ride: Connectivity on Atlanta’s Eastide on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The guided tour will explore the communities along Memorial Drive, an industrial area that is evolving into a diverse mixed-use urban corridor. Learn from planners, park advocates and local residents about how they’re working to create a walking and biking network across the communities by connecting greenspace and amenities. Learn more and register ($10) at parkpride.org/conference.