Park Pride's 19th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference

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Parks & Greenspace Conference


Each year, Park Pride hosts the annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, the largest parks conference in the southeast, showcasing thought leaders from Atlanta and across the nation. Through education and inspiration, the conference focuses on best practices for companies and individuals who are united by a common desire to improve parks and strengthen communities.

Join us at the 2020 virtual conference where we will explore the theme, “The Nature of Our City.” Whether you live in a city center, the suburbs, or in the countryside, your ability to access and enjoy nature is a vital component for living a happy, healthy life.

However, for those who live in cities, parks can be one of the few, if not only, places to experience nature on a daily basis. Parks offer relief from the concrete, noise, and hurried pace that surrounds us. The slices of nature that exist in parks also serve as important infrastructure for our cities and support habitats for the other living things with which we share this planet.


Connect to the Theme


The conference program, consisting of keynote speakers and breakout sessions led by both local and national experts, will explore the relationship between parks and nature through discussions pertaining to:

  • Parks and health
  • Access to nature
  • Parks as Natural Infrastructure
  • Parks as Habitats
  • Parks as Reflections of a City’s Character, or Nature


Who Should Attend?


The Parks & Greenspace Conference offers something for everyone!

  • Parks & recreation professionals
  • Government policy makers
  • Architects & landscape architects
  • Urban planners
  • Citizens who want to build or improve a neighborhood park
  • Environmental & civil engineers
  • Real estate developers
  • Environmental lawyers
  • Anyone who loves parks!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Chad Nash, Corporate Relations Manager, ([email protected]) for more information.

Schedule

· Stage
Welcome and Introduction
· Stage
Keynote Presentation: Kristine Stratton
· Stage
Keynote Presentation: Diane Jones Allen
· Stage
Keynote Presentation: David Haskell
· Sessions
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
· Stage
Keynote Presentation: Jason Ward
· Stage
Closing Remarks

Tickets

Hosted by

Park Pride

Park Pride Mission To engage communities to activate the power of parks.

Booths

Park Pride

Park Pride

Engaging Communities to Activate the Power of Parks

ADS Playground Creations

ADS Playground Creations

We are all shaped by play.

Astra Group

Astra Group

Astra Group, the Southeast’s premier park builder

Starr Whitehouse

Starr Whitehouse

Making communities more livable, vibrant, and green.

KOMPAN

KOMPAN

KOMPAN is a world leader in playground and outdoor sport & fitness solutions, designed to motivate play and movement for users of all ages and abilities

Integrated Land Design

Integrated Land Design

Design With Nature

The Nature Conservancy of Georgia

The Nature Conservancy of Georgia

Nature Unites Us

Great Southern Recreation

Great Southern Recreation

Playground and Splash pad; Design and installation

The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund

Making Conservation Work for America

UGA College of Environment + Design

UGA College of Environment + Design

Degree and Certificate Programs in Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Environmental Planning and Design

Parks with Purpose

Parks with Purpose

Building Parks That Build Communities