We were fortunate to have the opportunity to help this great organization in its 25th anniversary celebration. We printed several large format photographs displayed around the park during the event. It was a great evening. More information below;
THE PICNIC FOR PARKS CELEBRATES PARK PRIDE’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
500 Park Enthusiasts to Gather in Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta – Park Pride, an Atlanta-based nonprofit working with communities to improve parks and greenspace in their neighborhoods, is commemorating its 25th Anniversary at The Picnic for Parks. The event, expected to draw 500 attendees, will recognize the corporate volunteers who have aided the organization in reaching over 500,000 service hours improving parks.
The Picnic for Parks will be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park on Thursday, September 18 from 7-9pm. Honorary co-chairs, Frank & Liz Blake and Michael & Lovette Russell, will oversee the festivities centered around a “southern picnic supper,” prepared by Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene, Chef Jay Swift of 4th & Swift, Chef Holly Chute of Georgia Grown, and Chef Scott Serpas of Serpas Restaurant.
“On September 18, Park Pride begins the next chapter in its 25-year history of providing the programs, funding and leadership to engage communities all over Atlanta and DeKalb in developing and enhancing parks and greenspaces.,” says Park Pride’s Executive Director, Michael Halicki. “We see The Picnic as a chance to engage past supporters, to energize current supporters and to reach out to a whole new wave of park enthusiasts that care about parks and greenspace as much as we do.
Sponsor support for The Picnic for Parks has been overwhelming, illustrating the commitment to greenspace from within Atlanta’s business community. Community Building Sponsors: The Arthur M. Blank Foundation and The Home Depot. 25th Anniversary Sponsor: Cox Conserves / Cox Enterprises. Park Play Champions: Ponce City Market and United Distributors, Inc. Volunteer Champions: AGL Resources, AMLI Residential, Kaiser Permanente, Kendeda Fund and Morgens West Foundation. Visioning Champions: Astra Group, Gay Construction Company, Georgia-Pacific, Guy Gunter Home, Hennessey Automobile Companies, Jacobs Engineering, James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation, Jones Day, Piedmont Healthcare, PNC Bank, Silverman Construction Program Management and Springer Mountain Farms. Park Advocates: Arborguard Tree Specialists, Atlanta Botanical Garden, AutoTrader.com, BigBelly Solar, Ed Castro Landscape, Equifax, Homrich Berg, Invest Atlanta, MSLGROUP, Southern Playgrounds and South Fork Conservancy.
About Park Pride:
Founded in 1989, Park Pride is the only organization that works with communities all over Atlanta and DeKalb to improve their parks. The nonprofit engages communities through volunteer projects, community gardens, community-led park redesigns and by receiving grants for their parks. Park Pride is active in greenspace advocacy and educating both civic leaders and the general public about the benefits of parks, and annually hosts the Parks and Greenspace Conference. Park Pride is proud to recognize Cox Conserves / Cox Enterprises as its 25th Anniversary Sponsor. Learn more about Park Pride at www.parkpride.org.