A comprehensive master planning effort aimed at increasing access to exceptional recreational programming, fostering community connections to nature through parks and trails, and ultimately, helping to improve the health, happiness, and resilience of all Atlantans, in all neighborhoods.
This is the first City of Atlanta comprehensive parks and recreation plan since 2009 and includes the most ambitious community engagement effort the Department has ever undertaken.
Master planning is a technique that is generally used to identify parks and recreation needs in the community, predict future demand, and build a shared vision and framework for long-term parks and recreation system development.
The planning process engages residents and collects public input in order to provide a foundation for understanding and responding to the parks and recreation needs of a community.
Did you know that spending time in parks and participating in recreation activities can improve you and your family’s health? It’s true! Exercise and spending time in natureare consistently shown by scientists to be some of the most effective medicines for warding off depression, stress and anxiety, improving mood, strengthening the immune system and promoting brain development, learning capacity, and restoration. Even small doses of exercise, such as a 20-minute walk, can help us improve our mental and emotional healthand reduce inflammation. For those of us feeling mental distress, physical activity can be as effective as medications and therapy.
With your voice, we will grow our parks and recreation system and connect users to exciting activities and beautiful parks, so that nature and recreation activities become an essential part of all Atlantans’ everyday experience.
Although Activate ATL is technically a 10-year master plan, this campaign is different than most. We’ve invested a tremendous amount of resources and effort into this public engagement campaign with the goal of hearing the opinions of more Atlantans than ever before!
Our #1 goal is to reach more of you, from all ages, backgrounds and zip codes, especially those of you who do not normally share your opinion to the City. Listening to EVERYONE will build a better parks and recreation system designed by YOU over the next ten years.
Giving us your opinion can help us identify neighborhoods that have the greatest need, helping us invest in programming and assets that benefit the greatest number of residents.
We value your time and your ideas, because only together can we truly deliver on our dream of ‘ONE Atlanta’ — a City where we all have an equal opportunity to play, run, grow, learn, and interact with nature and each other.
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