Akiima Price is an award-winning creative thinker and doer who links people, places, and programs with stressed, underserved communities. A Washington, DC native, Akiima is a nationally-respected thought leader at the intersection of social and environmental issues and the relationship between nature and community well-being.
Her innovative programming strategies feature nature as a powerful medium to connect
stressed youth, adults, and families in meaningful, positive experiences that affect the way they feel about themselves, their communities, and their parks. From her early career experiences as a National Park Service Interpretation Ranger at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, Nevada to work her national work with environmental and social service organizations, Akiima has cultivated over 20 years of experience into cutting-edge best practices in trauma-informed environmentalism.
Currently, Akiima is working with the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service to build a friends group for Anacostia Park which includes River Terrace Park, Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, and the Frederick Douglass Historic Home. This group will ultimately use Anacostia Park to engage Ward 7 and 8 families in activities that support mental health, physical health, and social well-being while using community assets to help support park challenges.
In her almost 27 years of work, she has consistently, unapologetically devoted herself to supporting stressed African American youth and families.