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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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.
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:
- Park opens
10:30am - 3 years & under hunt
11:00am - 4 & 5 years hunt
11:30am - Special Population's hunt
- 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.
Archery Coach Receives Award
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!
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 are offered at Lost Mountain
Tennis Center. For more information, call Traci
Thomas at (770) 528-8525. Come join the fun!
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
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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
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