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Eddie Canon
Director
 

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


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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Cobb County Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs Department

 

Photo Gallery

Here you will find pictures of recent events and activities held in our parks.  If you have pictures of and event or just a single picture you would like to post, send them to us.  Please provide a description of the event or activity. Submitted pictures may be used on this web site and in park brochures.

Winter Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies - January 2014

Images from the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Special Olympic Games at the Cobb Civic Center.

Toddler Time - Going on a Bear Hunt - December 2013

The Natural Resource Management Unit staff along with toddler's and their parents went “Going on a Bear Hunt” adventure at the Wright Enviromental Center. They learned how wild bears get ready for winter while taking their own teddies on an outdoor adventure.

Operation Giveback - December 2013

Operation Giveback is a community event held at the Fair Oaks Recreation Center. There were activities, arts and crafts, entertainment, and gifts for the children of the community.

Jingles and Jammies - December 2013

Jingles and Jammies was held at the Ward Recreation Center. Children got to see a Charlie Brown play, have a holiday breakfast, create ginger bread houses, and got to see Santa!!!

Candy Cane Hunt - December 2013

t was cold, but we had a great turn-out for this year's Candy Cane Hunt at the Historic Mable Housr. Fun was had by all!!!

2013 Fun in the Park Photo Contest

Winners / General Category / Nature and Wildlife /

Sports and Action - About 140 photos capturing sights and scenes in Cobb's parks and programs.  For more details, click here.

Ultimate Cheer Fest - November 2013

Another great and enthusiastic turn-out for the 5th annual Ultimate Cheer Fest Competition held at the Cobb Civic Center. 

Fall Festival - October 2013

The Fall Festival was held at Jim Miller Park on Halloween night and there was a great turn-out of ghosts, goblins, princesses and super heroes!!!! There were games, hay-rides, candy, costume contests, coloring contest, and a very haunted house to thrill everyone.

Special Olympics GA-Cobb Swim Meet - March 2013

Photos by photographer Mike Gutting of the recent swim meet.

Candy Cane Hunt - December 2012

It was a beautiful day and there was a great turn-out at the annual holiday event at the Mable House.

Jingles and Jammies - December 2012

The Jingles and Jammies event was held at Ward Recreation Center. Arts and crafts, Christmas carols, a Christmas performance, and a special guest to entertain the crowd. Almost everyone had a great time.

2012 Fun in the Park Photo Contest

Winners / General Category / Nature and Wildlife /

Sports and Action - About 140 photos capturing sights and scenes in Cobb's parks and programs.  For more details, click here.

Smile Exhibit by Cobb Transition Academies

October 2012 - Cobb County Transition Academies ( Kennesaw Mountain, Osborne, Hillgrove and Pope) created art around the theme of what makes them smile and displayed their work at The Art Station - Big Shanty.

Fishing Rodeo - July 2012

Over 100 participants competed in this annual event at Lost Mountain Park. Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Shaw Park Birdhouses - May 2012

The President of Shaw Park along with help from 6 year-old Preston Neilson installed Blue bird houses at Shaw park using recycled wood . As of today we have had four blue birds nest successfully at Shaw Park  (Pictures taken by Avery Newmark)

Spotlight on the Arts - April 2012

Artwork on display at The Art Station - Big Shanty, by local elementary schools, performances and hands-on arts and crafts!

Egg Hunt - March 2012

There was a great turn-out for this annual event held at Jim Miller Park! Candy and eggs, contests, art activities, inflatables, entertainment and the Easter bunny were enjoyed by all!

Peter Pan - March 2012

Photos from the play "Peter Pan" performed by the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre. The performances were held at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre.

Summer Camp Expo - March 2012

Annual event held at the Cobb Civic Center where you can plan your child's summer activities! You can find a list of the vendors on the Summer Camp web page.

EGGstraordinary EGGerators - March 2012

Kids came to the Art Station with their eggs and decorated to their heart's content in one of our fun Art a la Carte workshops!

Special Olympics GA-Cobb Local Games - March 2012

Great competition and fellowship from Cobb's Special Olympic athletes!

Jingles and Jammies - December 2011

A fun event held at the Ward Recreation Center, families were treated to arts and crafts, the play 'All Through the Houze', and a visit from Santa!!!!

Candy Cane Hunt - December 2011

We had beautiful weather and a great turn-out for this annual holiday event at the Mable House.

2011 Fun in the Park Photo Contest

Winners/ General entries / Nature entries/

Sports and Action Entries

About 160 photos capturing sights and scenes in Cobb's parks and programs.  For more details, click here.

2011 Cheer Fest - November 2011

Another great and enthusiastic turn-out for the 4th annual Cheer Fest Competition held at the Cobb Civic Center. 

TRS Halloween Dance - October 2011

Participants decked out in their scariest costume for this annual fun event.

Special Olympics Banquet - January 2011

A banquet was held in honor of the volunteers that made the 2011 Special Olympics Cobb Winter Games possible.

Basketball Champions - January 2011

The team representing the Fair Oaks Recreation Center won the Cobb County Holiday Basketball Tournament in the 8 and under division.

Holiday Dance - December 2010

The Therapeutics program held the annual holiday dance at Thompson Community Center. Fun was had by all!!!

Jingles and Jammies - December 11, 2010

A new event held at the Ward Recreation Center, families were treated to arts and crafts, the play 'A Candy Kane Christmas', and a visit from Santa!!!!

Candy Cane Hunt - December 4, 2010

There was a little chill in the air, but once again there was a great turn-out at the annual holiday event at the Mable House.

2010 Fun in the Park Photo Contest

Winners / General entries / Nature entries/

Sports and Action Entries

About 280 photos capturing sights and scenes in Cobb's parks and programs.  For more details, click here.

Calvary Tennis Clinic - November 13, 2010

Follow-up to the Halloween Fright Fest Tennis Tournament, Lost Mountain Tennis Center hosts a free tennis clinic for the children of the Calvary Children's Home.

Cheer Fest - November 7, 2010

Another great and enthusiastic turn-out for the 3rd annual Cheer Fest Competition held at the Cobb Civic Center. 

2010 Fall Festival - October 30, 2010

Held this year at the Safety Village, there was perfect weather and great turn-out for this annual family fun-filled event!

2010 Halloween Fright Fest Tennis Tournament

October 29-31, 2010

Tennis tournament held at Lost Mountain Tennis Center. This annual charity event raised money for the Calvary Children's Home.

2010 Fishing Rodeo Winners - July 17, 2010

Over 200 fisherman showed up at Lost Mountain Park on a beautiful day. Many great catches were made!

Earth Day - April 22, 2010

A beautiful spring day brought out many families to Ward Recreation Center in Lost Mountain Park to celebrate Earth Day!

Sonya Carter Step Classic - April 10, 2010

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Annual event held at the Cobb Civic Center, youth of all ages representing their schools and showing off their talents.

Egg Hunt - March 27, 2010

Annual event at Jim Miller Park with egg hunts, easter hat contest, activities and entertainment.

Special Olympics Winter Games Opening Ceremony

January 15, 2010  Gallery 1 / Gallery 2

Athletes from all over Georgia arrived at the Cobb Civic Center to kick-off the Special Olympics Winter Games.

Candy Cane Hunt - December 5, 2009

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Cold day, but great turn-out at the annual holiday event at the Mable House.

Dinner With Santa - December 3, 2009

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Great turn-out with children of all ages bringing their wish list for Santa.  Food, fun and games for an enjoyable evening!

2009 Fun in the Park Photo Contest

Winners / General entries / Nature entries /

Sports and Action Entries

About 100 photos capturing sights and scenes in Cobb's parks and programs.  For more details, click here.

Cheer Fest 2009 - November 8, 2009

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Another great and enthusiastic turn-out for the 2nd annual Cheer Fest Competition held at the Cobb Civic Center. 

Fall Festival - October 31, 2009

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Ghosts, goblins, and action heroes took part in this annual fun family event. 

2009 North Georgia State Fair

September, 2009

Sights from the North Georgia State Fair held at Jim Miller Park from September 24 - October 24, 2009.

Fishing Rodeo - Lost Mountain Park

August 29, 2009

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The fish were biting as a great turn-out came for fishing and family fun!

Sweetwater 'Back to School' Blowout Tennis Tournament

August 22-23, 2009

USTA sanctioned tennis event held at Sweetwater Tennis Center August 22-23, 2009.  Boys and girls competed in singles events in age groups 10 through 18.

Egg Hunt - Lost Mountain Park

April 3, 2009

Make-up day for the hunt with chilly weather, but a great turn-out and fun for all!!!

Egg Hunt - Wild Horse Creek Park

April 4, 2009

Make-up day for the hunt, turned out to be a great day and fun for all!!!

Father/Daughter - Mother/Son Dance

February 13, 2009

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There was music, dancing and fun at this first annual event at the Ron Anderson Recreation Center.

Cheer Fest 2008 - November 2, 2008

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There was a great and enthusiastic turn-out for the 1st annual Cheer Fest Competition held at the Cobb Civic Center. 

New Mini Courts Open For Play - November 2008

The new mini-tennis courts have opened for play at Harrison Tennis Center. These are the first 36' courts in the country that meet USTA Quick Start specifications.

Fall Festival - October 31, 2008

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Hundreds of ghosts, goblins and Poohs took part in this fun family event. 

Fishing Rodeo - August 2, 2008

Fun had by all on this beautiful summer day!!!!

Earth Day at the Park - June 08

TRS participants team up with Keep Cobb Beautiful to mulch the trees at Jim Miller Park.  Lunch was provided by KCB.  The participants worked hard and had a great time!

Pitner Road Dog Park Opening Day - May 31, 2008

It was a beautiful day for dogs and their owners to enjoy the ribbon cutting and opening day of the Pitner Road Dog Park.

2008 Sonya Carter Stomp Classic - February 2008

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Step dancers compete at the Cobb Civic Center.

TRS Ettiquette Class

Improving our ettiquette skills while having a good time with friends.

Father - Daughter / Mother - Son Dance

February 2, 2008 - Dancing, contests, and food at this fun annual event at Fullers Recreation Center.

Fair Oaks Day at Philips Arena - February 2008

Youth basketball players from Fair Oaks Recreation Center spend time with Atlanta Hawks players at Fair Oaks Day at Philips Arena.

Special Olympics Winter Games - January 2008

Our Special Olympians competed and had fun during this great event held in Cobb.

Candy Cane Hunt - December 8, 2007

Lots of fun on a chilly day at the historic Mable House Art Center and grounds. Santa was there for pictures, there was plenty of entertainment, and there were crafts and treats for everyone!!!!!

2007 Fun in the Park Photo Contest

Entries from the 2007 Fun in the Park Photo Contest.  About 100 photos capturing sights and scenes in Cobb's parks and programs.  Open to everyone, start taking pictures for the 2008 contest.  For more details, click here.

TRS Program at Six Flags - October 2007

A fun time was had by all as the Therapeutics program went to Six Flags.

Fall Festival - October 31, 2007

Ghosts, goblins, princesses and super heroes enjoy an evening of games, contests, hayrides, haunted house and fun!!!!!

TRS Halloween Party - October 2007

Participants had fun dressing up in costumes for this fun event!!!!

Family Fun Fest - 2007

The Family Fun Fest was held on the Marietta Square October 13, 2007.  It was a beautiful day for fun and games for the entire family.

North Georgia State Fair - September 2007

Sights from the North Georgia State held September 20 - 30, 2007.

Ron Anderson Fun!!!! - October 2007

Good times are a part of life at Ron Anderson Recreation Center.

Fair Oaks Youth Basketball - October 2007

Photos of youth basketball players at the Fair Oaks Recreation Center

Fun at South Cobb Aquatic Center

Images of fun times at this aquatics fun park!!!!

Fishing Rodeo - May 2007

Families gather at Lost Mountain Park for the annual fishing rodeo.

TRS Spring Formal - April 07

Dressed up and looking sharp as TRS participants hit the dance floor in this annual event.

The Egg Hunt - March 2007

Another large turn-out on a bright sunny day for the annual Egg Hunt.

Sweetwater Tennis Fun!!! - March 2007

Tennis players enjoying the sun and competition at Sweetwater Tennis Center.

Valentine's Dance - February 2007

The annual Valentine's Father/Daughter Mother/Son dance was a big hit as the children showed their parents their best moves on the dance floor.

Special Olympics - January 2007

Competition and pageantry at the Special Olympics State Winter Indoor Games held in Cobb January 19-21, 2007.  Photos by Victor A. Rachael Jr.

Dinner With Santa - December 7, 2006

Fun time for kids of all ages having dinner with Santa.  Children were able to tell Santa their minute Christmas wishes, enjoy arts and crafts, and have dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Cobb's First Dog Park Opens - October 21, 2006

Picture from the Ribbon Cutting as Cobb's first dog park opens at Sweat Mountain Park.

Celebrate the Arts Fall Festival - October 21-22, 2006

Nice weather, beautiful art and fun for everyone at this event held at The Arts Station - Big Shanty.

Rivers Alive '06

Snakes, snakes and more snakes in this educational program by the Outdoor unit.

2006 Coca-Cola Classic Softball Tournament

Special Olympic teams from all over the southeast competed late into the evening in this softball tournament held at Al Bishop Complex. 

Fishing Rodeo '06

Families gather at Lost Mountain Park for the annual fishing rodeo.

2005 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest

Photos submitted for the 2005 contest.