Center Re-Opens After Major Renovation and Expansion
fully renovated and expanded Cobb Gymnastics Center reopened
after Memorial Weekend. The building has been extended and will
include 7,300 square feet with additional program area, new
offices, concession area, restrooms, lobby and mezzanine spectator
area. The additional floor area will enable the County to expand
the gymnastics class offerings and competitive team opportunities.
The summer programs are listed in the Front
to Host Festival Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championships
and USA Gymfest
Olympics GA-Cobb and USA Gymnastics are hosting the Festival
Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championships and the USA National
Gymfest on June 8-10 in Marietta, Ga. In conjunction with the
competition, Special Olympics North America is sponsoring a
Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaches Workshop. Over 200 athletes from
all over the United States to compete in this event. Opening
Ceremonies and a Welcome Party will be held on Friday, June
8 at Lost Mountain Park Ward Recreation Center at 7:00pm. The
competition will be held at Harrison High School Saturday –
Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Special Olympian athletes with
unified partners will compete in this competition. The competition
will give special Olympian athletes the opportunity to compete
with typical gymnasts and meet friends from all over the United
States. Cobb athletes have been training under Coaches Cindy
Bickman and Joey Burgess at the Chattooga School of Gymnastics.
Mountain Park Named 'Best Dog Park in Summer' by Atlanta Magazine
of the largest public parks in the metro area, Sweat Mountain
is almost all shade, making this the perfect place for dogs
in the summer-time - especially if they are easily overheated
or especially furry."
Magazine - June 2007 more
Summer Art & Music Celebration at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
your eyes and ears and get ready to be dazzled by the best of
Atlanta's arts scene. The Super Summer Art & Music Celebration
at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre takes place on Saturday,
June 30th from 4:00 - 10:00pm. This premier art and music festival
is a fun, family - friendly, free event that treats you to an
evening of the arts, including artistic demonstrations, performing
arts including song and dance numbers by local performers, the
Atlanta Workshop Players, the Broadway Dreams Foundation, and
There will also be a Children's Creative Corner and Play Pavilion,
an artists' market and live music featuring trumpet player extraordinaire
Joey Sommerville and his exceptional band. Joining Joey will
be special guests Ron James and Alex Lattimore, recent winners
of the Future of Jazz Competition.
is free and reserved tables for four is available for the concert
at a cost of
with all proceeds collected benefiting the programs and events
offered by the South Cobb Arts Alliance.
Track and Field Championships to be Held in Cobb
world's top Paralympic track & field athletes will be in
Cobb June 30-July 2, 2007,
to compete at the 2007 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National
Championships at Marietta High School. BlazeSports America
will host the competition. Over 200 athletes with physical
disabilities will be competing representing over 15 countries,
including Australia, Canada, Mexico, and several European countries.
This competition is the sole qualifying event the Parapan American
Games Rio 2007, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, August 12-19.
Many volunteers are needed to help make this event a success.
If you would like to become a volunteer for this prestigious
event, please call Brandy Fraly at (770) 850-1516.
Tennis Center Selected To Host National Prototype Program
United States Tennis Association (USTA) has selected Cobb's
Harrison Tennis Center as a national facility to roll out their
new 36/60 youth tennis program. The 36/60 is the working
title that relates to the dimensions of the courts. The
courts are small size and the balls are foam rubber or sponge
like. This program is scheduled to roll out nationally
at the US Open in September. The program offers instruction
and league play for ages 6 and under and ages 8 and under children.
Each of the Cobb Tennis Centers will be offering this new program.
The smaller court and modified ball enable children to learn
to play very quickly. Contact any of the Cobb Tennis Centers
for more information about this exciting program.
Anderson Recreation Center To Open This Summer
The Ron Anderson Community Center is a well known gathering
place for family and friends in the Powder Springs community.
The center has served as the site for weddings, banquets and
family reunions for many years. Now, thanks to a partnership
between the City of Powder Springs and Cobb County, the Ron
Anderson Community Center is being transformed into a full-fledged
recreation center. The new Ron Anderson Recreation Center will
be a 25,000 square-foot facility that will include a large gymnasium,
a game room, multi-purpose activity rooms and meeting space.
The old community center has been incorporated into the new
design and will continue to serve as a place for meetings and
Programs planned for the new center will include summer and
holiday camps; youth, teen and adult classes; special events;
tournaments and a youth basketball/cheerleading program. Community
input on programming ideas will be a welcome part of the operating
philosophy. The facility will also be available for rentals.
Join us this summer as we cut the ribbon and start the fun at
the new Ron Anderson Recreation Center!!!!
Bond Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings Announced
Listed below are the meetings that have been set by the Committee:
meetings are held in the 3rd Floor Board of Commissioners Conference
Bell Park Track Renovation
Larry Bell Park Complex includes a 440 yard asphalt track which
has long been popular among runners, walkers, and joggers.
A small stream is piped beneath the length of the track.
This metal pipe has deteriorated over the years and has to be
removed and replaced, forcing the temporary closure of the track.
This construction project and necessary closure has given the
department the opportunity to make some welcomed improvements
that will give the area more of a passive park setting.
Current plans include installing a rubberized surface on the
asphalt track, grading, grassing and adding a new pathway across
the interior of the track oval, planting new trees, upgrade
of the lighting, and adding one or more pavilions with picnic
tables. These improvements are scheduled to be completed by
August 1st. A second phase of the project will include
expanding the walking track with trail segments meandering around
the tennis courts and adjacent to the wooded area to the south
of the track.