It's hard to say there's nothing to do in Cobb County, whether
you care to walk, ride, play or relax. If you like the outdoors,
we have sports parks, walking trails and golf courses. If
you prefer climate-controlled fun, we have indoor swimming
pools, basketball gyms and even our own cultural centers.
And if you just want to be entertained, world-famous acts
regularly stop here to perform at our stage theatre or our
We support team and individual play, coach individual excellence
and sportsmanship and promote environmental awareness. Welcome
to the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Department, where fun is easy to find.
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of Silver Comet Trail to be closed in March
Cobb Department of Transportation has added a new closure
date for repairs being made to the Silver Comet Trail.
From March 3 to 10 the Silver Comet Trail will be closed
from mile markers 2.5 to 3.8. This closure is required
due to repair work between Hicks Road and Concord Road
that involves tree removal, pavement repairs and drainage
repairs. There will be no access through this construction
site. Please check the
construction site page often for Silver Comet Trail
Program for Adults
Tennis Centers and USTA-Atlanta are teaming up again
to provide a program for beginner adults to
learn how to play tennis. Sponsored by USTA-Atlanta,
the 'Tennis Apprentice' program will provide instruction
to teach beginner adults to play tennis and work
towards the goal of competing in beginner USTA leagues.
Starting the week of February 24th , students will
take 6 weeks of instruction and then be signed up
for upcoming USTA leagues. Teams will consist of
your fellow program members and you will compete
against other area 'Tennis Apprentice' program members.
Students enrolled in the program will receive a
free tennis racket and free USTA membership! All
this for the introductory-to-tennis fee of $49 for
the six weeks of instruction. For information, contact
your closest Cobb Tennis Center.
You can register for the program directly at the
Atlanta 'Tennis Apprentice' website.
Game in Town - Pickleball
Mountain Tennis Center will be offering a new program
called PICKLEBALL. We will provide some equipment
that includes paddles and balls. If you have your
own, feel free to bring them. The goal is to introduce
players to the game and to schedule some play dates!
is a sport played with a hard paddle and wiffleball. The
game combines elements of badminton, tennis, racquet
ball and ping-pong, and is played on a badminton-sized
court. It is played as a singles game with one person
per side or as a doubles game with 2 people on each
side of the net. The object of the game is to score
points by successfully hitting a 3" diameter plastic
ball across the net without it being successfully
returned by the opponent.
Pickleball is a simple game designed for all ages
and any athletic ability level. Today the sport
is played by people all across the U.S. Many seniors
have taken up the sport in their retirement years,
but it is also played by thousands of school children
and top athletes in their 20s and 30s. It is an
easy sport to learn and everyone can play the game
after just a short time of hitting the ball back
and forth across the net. However, it is also a
sport where you can keep learning new strokes and
increasingly sophisticated strategies for years
on end. As the sport has grown in popularity it
has continued to be played in back yards, but it
has also spawned many competitive tournaments across
Classes for Pickleball begin at Lost Mountain Tennis
Center beginning the weeks of February 24th
and April 14th. For more information,
call Traci Thomas at (770) 528-8525. Come join the
is Now to Register for Spring Sports and Activities
may still be cold outside, but now is the time to
register for sports and activities for the spring
season. Many sports and activities have registrations
in January, including baseball, softball, soccer,
track, tennis, and BMX. Our youth league programs
are administered by volunteer organizations, so dates
and times of registrations will vary. For specific
information on the activities your child is interested
in participating, click on the following links:
tennis, and BMX.
Many registration deadlines are fast approaching -
don't be left out!!!!
Comet Trail Bridge Sections Under Repair
Six pedestrian bridges along Cobb County’s 12.8-mile
Silver Comet Trail will be closed to the public this
winter while Cobb County Department of Transportation
(CCDOT) crews repair or replace pedestrian bridge
ends over Powder Springs Creek, Lucille Creek, Noses
Creek, Olley Creek, Nickajack Creek and Cooper Lake
The repair work, funded by the 2011 SPLOST, will result
in consecutive closures of each pedestrian bridge
from Jan. to April 2014, resulting in NO ACCESS and
NO DETOURS across the bridges during construction.
At the same time the pedestrian bridge work is being
conducted, additional crews will be improving other
areas along the Silver Comet Trail by repairing fences,
drainage systems and grading. “The repairs will preserve
the original historic pedestrian bridges,” says Faye
DiMassimo, Director of Cobb County Department of Transportation.
“Once the work is completed, the pedestrian bridges
will be reopened providing safe access to all who
enjoy using them.”
Cobb County officials strongly advise the public to
pay close attention to all warning signs and stay
out of CLOSED construction zones, as there will be
severe drop offs, some as deep as ten feet, which
could cause serious injury or death to anyone ignoring
the posted warnings. Not every area under construction
will be completed closed off to the public. CCDOT
officials warn trail users to slow down when approaching
all signs, and in areas not completely closed, and
for bike users, be prepared to dismount and walk through.
More work will be conducted on the Trail next spring
where a rolling trail closure will occur as the entire
Silver Comet trail is resurfaced. The combined projects
will result in the Cobb County Silver Comet Trail
looking like a new trail.
Built between 1890 and 1904, the 61.5-mile Silver
Comet Trail follows the abandoned railroad line once
traveled by Silver Comet train passengers traveling
from Atlanta and Birmingham to New York, Philadelphia
and Washington. CCDOT converted the trail into a scenic
12.8 mile paved multi-use trail in the 1990’s. The
County section of the trail begins in Smyrna and travels
west through southern parts of the County.
Information and project updates will be posted at
www.cobbdot.org or contact the project manager at
the help of the Friends for Mabry Park, Cobb
County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has completed
the master planning process for Mabry Park. We appreciate
all of the public input we received. To learn more about
Friends for Mabry Park, visit www.mabrypark.org.
Hall Price Park
Incorporating public input, Cobb County Parks, Recreation
& Cultural Affairs has completed a Master Plan for
Leone Hall Price Park, located on Stilesboro Road one
mile east of Mars Hill Road.
County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has completed
the master planning process for the Green Meadows Preserve
(formerly Bullard-Stockton Property), located in west
Cobb at Dallas Highway and Old Hamilton Road. View
Master Plan here
register for parks programs from your
or office with EZ-REG
Identification Numbers (PIN) and Internet Log-in
numbers are required to register using EZ-REG.
To get PINned, visit any Cobb County Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Affairs facility during normal operating
hours and complete a Family
Account Registration Form. You must show proof