All Blog Posts Tagged 'pride' (10)

Saporta Report: Let’s Talk About Play

I just stumbled upon an article I wrote for the Saporta Report earlier this year before Park Pride's annual Parks and Greenspace Conference. The conference had the theme of Parks and Play: A Conversation for All Ages and it was fantastic.



Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 6, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Atlanta Shines a Bright Light on Parks and Play

by  Guest Blogger Lianne Epstein Deren

Recently I had the delightful and rewarding experience of attending Park…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on April 1, 2016 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Just a Few More Days!


Monday, March 21, 2016 (all day)

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

It is incredibly exciting and promising that the big annual Park Pride Parks and Greenspace Conference has Parks and Play : A Conversation for All Ages as its topic this year.…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 15, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments

A Little Snow Learning

This blog from Public Workshop's Alex Gilliam is worth sharing here even if Atlanta's Snowmageddon only yielded drifts of 1/16th of an inch. (Hear…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 24, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Looking Back and Looking Beyond

Click on this picture to go to the AJC article.

Tomorrow morning will bring an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Play Atlanta and yours truly. It signals the beginning of a refreshed and recharged agenda…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 27, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Come to the Always Inspiring Park Pride Annual Conference

Sign up today for the annual Park Pride Conference. It is always fascinating and inspiring, and this year deals with the effect of play on a healthy community. Also, Park Pride awarded an ATOP project, Play Chastain, with the first-ever Legacy Award of $100,000 for the amazing treehouse soon to be installed in the park. Thank you Park Pride. See you at the…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 12, 2013 at 3:31pm — No Comments

"Summer's Treehouse" To Be Built in Memory of Chastain Park Teen


"Summer's Treehouse" will be built in Play Chastain in memory of 16-year-old Chastain Park neighbor Summer Dale who died from cancer on November 11, 2012. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today has an…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Playable10 Playground in Atlanta Paper

We were so excited to see the upcoming Woodruff Park playground mentioned in an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The playground is an initiative of the Playable10 International Design Competition which is founded and co-organized by the Atlanta Taskforce on Play with Georgia Tech's College of Architecture. The… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 5, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Great Day for Play in Atlanta

(George Dusenbury, newly appointed Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta, on the Great Atlanta Play Day, with Cynthia Gentry, Founder of the Atlanta

Taskforce on Play).

It's a great day for play in Atlanta as new Mayor Kasim Reed announced the appointment of George Dusenbury, Executive Director of Park…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Get Out and PLAY ATLANTA on Saturday, 9/2/609

The second annual GREAT ATLANTA PLAY DAY is Saturday, September 26, 2009 and there are great events going on all over Atlanta.

Celebrate PARK PRIDE'S 20th anniversary. If you live in one of the 20 communities with one of the 20 picnics going on in 20 parks all over Atlanta, then go join your neighbors. We're going to the one at Vine City so we… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 20, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

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