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Cobb County Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Affairs


Administrative Office:
1792 County Services Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30008
Phone: (770) 528-8800
Fax: (770) 528-8813

Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday



Eddie Canon
Director
 

Terrence Ramsey

Recreation Services

Division Director
Terrence.Ramsey@cobbcounty.org

Benjie Brumbeloe
Parks Services

Division Director
Benjie.Brumbeloe@cobbcounty.org

Elizabeth Weaver
Arts/Cultural Affairs
Division Director
EWeaver@cobbcounty.org


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Welcome

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 outdoor amphitheatre.

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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SPLOST 2011
Preserving Our Future


On March 15, 2011 referendum on a four-year SPLOST was approved by voters. This program will be in effect from January 1, 2012 thru December 31, 2015.

Parks SPLOST Projects (pdf)

SPLOST 2011 Fact Sheets


The 2014 Hunt - Cobb's Largest Egg Hunt

Cobb County's Largest Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 19th, at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. The event begins at 10:00am and ends at 2:00pm. The 2014 Hunt will feature children's art activities, live entertainment, inflatables, and concessions. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to delight the children and there will be contests, including the Mad Hatter Contest and Decorated Basket Contest. 

There will be five egg hunts which will be broken down into age groups. In each hunt, there will be special prize eggs. The schedule of events is as follows:

10:00am - Park opens
10:30am - 3 years & under hunt
11:00am - 4 & 5 years hunt
11:30am - Special Population's hunt

12:00pm - 6 & 7 years hunt
12:30pm - 8-10 years hunt
1:00pm - Mad Hatter's Contest / Easter Basket Contest
2:00pm - Park closes


Admission for The Hunt is free. For more information please call (770) 528-8875.

Cobb Archery Coach Receives Award

USA Archery, based out of Colorado Springs, honors excellence in coaching throughout the year. Nominees are submitted by archers, clubs, and peers in the coaching community, and certified USA Archery instructors and coaches vote to determine the winners. One of the four national winners is from Cobb County.  Jim White has been named '2013 Developmental Coach of the Year' from USA Archery. As a Level 5-NTS Coach, and part of the Junior Dream Team coaching staff and International Team Staffing program, White has the opportunity to work with top athletes from across the country. However, he also coaches at the club level with the Kennesaw Archery Club and the Georgia Archery Team. His coaching record includes top international placements for Paralympians Lee Ford-Faherty and Anna Miscione, as well as strong national achievements for Sandra Kennedy and Doreen Likeness. Congratulations to Jim White for this prestigous award!

New Game in Town - Pickleball

Lost 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!

Pickleball 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 the country.

Classes for Pickleball begin at Lost Mountain Tennis Center beginning the week April 14th. For more information, call Traci Thomas at (770) 528-8525. Come join the fun!

 

Silver 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 Road.

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 james.hudgins@cobbcounty.org.


Mabry Park Master Plan

With 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.

View Mabry Park location map here (pdf)
View Mabry Park Master Plan (5/24/11) here (pdf)

View Mabry Park Draft Trails Plan (4/19/11) here (pdf)

Leone 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.

PDF View Master Plan here / arrowPlease follow this link to send your comments.

Green Meadows Preserve Master Plan

Cobb 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
  (updated 9-22-09)

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