Welcome Courtney Bugler, New Chief Development and Marketing Officer

ATLANTA, GA, May 26, 2020. The Piedmont Park Conservancy welcomes Courtney Bugler as their new Chief Development and Marketing Officer. Bugler has over a decade of experience working in fundraising and nonprofit leadership including her most recent endeavor with Susan G. Komen as the National Director of the Race for the Cure and MORE THAN PINK Walk Series. She has held development roles at the Atlanta Humane Society, JDRF and more.

“We are thrilled to have Courtney join the Conservancy, said Mark Banta, Piedmont Park Conservancy’s President and CEO.  “These are unprecedented, challenging times for small nonprofits like ours. Courtney’s background, skills and passion will help us navigate through the financial impact of COVID-19 and beyond. She will be an integral leader on our team.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Piedmont Park Conservancy, an organization with such a history in Atlanta,” says Courtney Bugler. “Piedmont Park is the heart of our community, and as we’ve seen in recent weeks, vibrant greenspace is more important than ever.  As the world has changed in the past couple of months, the need for support has only increased.  I’m honored to apply my skills and passion to this role.”

The Piedmont Park Conservancy partnered with BoardWalk Consulting, a national firm based in Atlanta in their search for a new leader for their Development and Marketing teams. Courtney Bugler’s arrival comes at a critical time for the Conservancy’s development strategy due to the pandemic. Bugler joined the Conservancy on May 18, 2020.

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The Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor funded nonprofit organization working in partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain and enhance historic Piedmont Park. Founded in 1989, the Conservancy raises over $3 million each year to enhance and maintain the park. Today, the Conservancy manages over 90% of the overall maintenance and security of Piedmont Park.

Contact: Amy Han Risher
Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
Piedmont Park Conservancy
E: arisher@piedmontpark.org
P: (404) 480-3758

We Need More Hands- Volunteer With Us!

Piedmont Park has been fortunate to be open as a resource for all Atlantans to access fresh air and beautiful greenspace. Although, more visitors naturally means more trash and litter. We are currently seeking small groups (no larger than 10) or individual volunteers to help clean and beautify Piedmont Park.

Watch our video highlighting team member, Michael Paul, who started as a dedicated volunteer for the Piedmont Park Conservancy.


If you are healthy and willing, please volunteer for the Piedmont Park Conservancy in the coming weeks. Tasks include trash pick up, mulching, weeding, pruning and removing invasive plants. Volunteer support relieves some of the pressure on our full-time landscapers and helps to maintain the Park as a beautiful oasis. Special volunteer guidelines apply. 

If you are interested in volunteering please email volunteer@piedmontpark.org for more information.

The Future is Green (Video)

As our community begins to look forward, we have learned that there are things we can control and things we cannot. Making sure that we protect and invest in Piedmont Park is something we can control together as a community. We ask that you look toward this future with us.

Piedmont Park adds value to our city in many ways such as boosting our economy, contributing to our physical and mental health, and serving as Atlanta’s epicenter of culture. We must gather our resources together to preserve and enhance the Park so that we can ensure a bright and healthy future for our city. We believe that the success and health of future generations of Atlantans is linked to the prosperity and overall welfare of Piedmont Park. 

This is why the Conservancy works everyday to develop Piedmont Park as a cleaner, greener and healthier piece of essential urban infrastructure. For us to continue to provide this vibrant pathway of sustainable health and success for our community, we need your support. We rely on you to help us fulfill our mission of inspiring life in the heart of Atlanta.

Consider making a donation today and help us ensure that ‘Our Future is Green.’

Piedmont Park Conservancy Asks Visitors to Follow Public Health Guidelines

ATLANTA, GA, May 7, 2020. The Piedmont Park Conservancy, the nonprofit group that preserves and enhances Piedmont Park in Atlanta, is encouraging visitors to abide by public health guidelines to help everyone stay safe while enjoying their experience.

With nice weather and Mother’s Day crowds expected this weekend, the Piedmont Park Conservancy asks all park visitors to observe these four guidelines:

  • Do not gather with people outside of your household.
  • Bring and wear masks during your visit.
  • Follow social distancing requirements by staying six feet away from others.
  • Plan to ‘pack it in, and pack it out.’ Be prepared to take your trash back home with you to reduce the impact of waste in Piedmont Park.

These guidelines will remain in place indefinitely.

Piedmont Park comprises more than 200 acres and offers a vast, beautiful refuge to Atlantans. By exercising personal responsibility and respecting the health and safety of others, visitors will help maintain the park’s resources.

WHERE

Piedmont Park, 400 Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306

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The Piedmont Park Conservancy is a member and donor funded nonprofit organization working in partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain and enhance historic Piedmont Park. Founded in 1989, the Conservancy raises over $3 million each year to enhance and maintain the park. Today, the Conservancy manages over 90% of the overall maintenance and security of Piedmont Park.

Contact: Amy Han Risher
Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
Piedmont Park Conservancy
E: arisher@piedmontpark.org
P: (404) 480-3758

Green Concert Featuring Phish Has Been Postponed

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Phish’s summer tour including The Green Concert on August 1 – 2, 2020 at Piedmont Park has been postponed. Piedmont Park Conservancy is working with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office and the Department of Parks and Recreation to reschedule the fundraising event in summer 2021. More details will be announced soon.

All tickets and travel packages purchased will be honored for the rescheduled date. Refunds are also available at the place of purchase.

WHO:

Message from Phish: “We sadly have made the difficult decision to reschedule Phish’s entire 2020 summer tour, now moving to the summer of 2021. We’ve been as excited as ever to play music for you all, and are so heartbroken to postpone these dates. The health and well-being of Phish fans, our touring crew, and the communities in which the band plays is our top concern. Thank you for your understanding. We’re all in this together. Stay healthy and safe and we can’t wait to see you real soon.”

WHEN:

Updated Phish Tour Dates:

Jul 13 and 14, 2021 – Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, OR
Jul 16, 17, and 18, 2021 – Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Jul 20 and 21, 2021 – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s – Stateline, NV
Jul 23, 2021 – The Forum – Inglewood, CA
Jul 24 and 25, 2021 – Chase Center – San Francisco, CA
Jul 28, 2021 – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion – Rogers, AR
Jul 30, 2021 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
Aug 3 and 4, 2021 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
Aug 6, 7, and 8, 2021 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Aug 10 and 11, 2021 – Giant Center – Hershey, PA
Aug 13, 14, and 15, 2021 – Atlantic City Beach – Atlantic City, NJ
Sep 3, 4, and 5, 2021 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, CO

The August 1 and 2, 2020 shows at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia are postponed, with new dates to be announced soon.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sharon Goldmacher
communications 21, on behalf of The Green Concert 2020
sgoldmacher@c21pr.com
404-814-1330

or

Amy Han Risher
Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
Piedmont Park Conservancy
arisher@piedmontpark.org
404-480-3758