Parks/Trails/Greenspaces Photo shows the pedestrian bridge after it was installed July 9 at Mountain Way Common.

Published on July 21st, 2015 |

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Park Pride seeks Mountain Way Common volunteers for Aug. 8

Atlanta-based nonprofit Park Pride, which works with communities to improve parks and greenspace in their neighborhoods, will host a special volunteer opportunity at Buckhead’s newest greenspace, Mountain Way Common, on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. – noon.

A sign at the entrance to Mountain Way Common park in North Buckhead.

A sign at the entrance to Mountain Way Common park in North Buckhead.

On this Park Pride workday, volunteers and members of the Friends of Mountain Way Common will build a rock staircase, clear invasive plants and perform maintenance on the existing trails at Mountain Way Common, a public space that includes a loop trail passing under GA 400 and along Nancy Creek.

This event is one of three that serve as a follow-up to the organization’s successful Pints for Parks fundraiser last month. “Pints” drew over 300 attendees and raised more than $25,000 to benefit the Volunteer Program. Park supporters are now invited to engage directly with the program.

On Aug. 22, volunteers are invited to join Park Pride, Generation Green of the Georgia Conservancy, and the Friends of Constitution Lakes in DeKalb County at Constitution Lakes Park from 9 a.m. – noon to construct a new trail that will connect the greenspace’s existing trail systems.

The final volunteer day will take place at Zonolite Park in North Druid Hills on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. – noon to work side-by-side with the South Fork Conservancy.

“These projects are an exciting way for us to engage directly with individuals and introduce them to Park Pride’s Volunteer Program and three amazing but little known greenspaces,” said Park Pride’s Volunteer Manager, John Ahern.

“It is always humbling to see the amount of time and energy individuals are willing to give to something they consider good and worthy of their energies,” he added.

Park Pride annually coordinates over 17,000 hours of volunteer service in parks with over 5,000 volunteers. To find more information of Park Pride’s Volunteer Program and to register for these volunteer projects, visit Park Pride’s website: www.parkpride.org/.

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