Resource Management Offers Fun Programs in July
Outdoor programs offered by the Natural Resource Management
unit of Cobb County PARKS provide children an opportunity
to learn about nature in a fun and hands-on way. Here
is a list of the “Outdoor Romping and Creek Stomping”
Family programs scheduled for this month:
July 31st: “Hiking and Biking” at the
Cobb County Corps Property, Allatoona Creek Trails in
Acworth. Wear your sneakers or hiking shoes and join
us for a guided hike to the wetland to see turtles and
Great Blue Heron nests and/or a bicycle ride through
the park. There are big open fields with dirt paths
where you can bring your bicycle to ride or you may
take a staff guided ride on the “Rusty Bucket Loop”
(1 mile) beginners mountain biking trail.
Each program is $2.00 per person (registration required).
To register, email email@example.com or call
second annual Outdoor Adventure Festival will take place
on Saturday, August 16th . This is a free, family-friendly
festival that will begin at 9:00am and goes on until
noon. The festival will be held at the Cobb County Corps
Property (Allatoona Creek Trails located at 5690 Old
Stilesboro Rd. Acworth, GA 30101).
Participants will enjoy outdoor recreation and conservation
activities through a variety of how-to sessions. Expert
facilitators will introduce participants to activities
such as: archery, birding, boating safety, bicycling,
trapping, fly fishing, obstacle courses, shooting sports
and hunting safety. Outdoor vendors will also be on
hand to show the latest and greatest outdoor products.
The festival will have bicycle, running and hiking activities.
Guided hikes are planned as well as guided trail runs.
Bicycle demos will be on hand to let you try out the
newest bikes on the market. There will be several bicycle
contests for adults and kids, including a wheelie contest,
limbo, bike toss and a slow race. For those outdoors
men, women and kids who like to show off two activities
at once, there will be a bicycle biathlon. The bicycle
biathlon will be very similar to what you would see
at the Winter Olympics; of course with a bicycle instead
of cross-country skis.
If you would like to be vendor, exhibitor or facilitator
for this event or would like additional information,
contact John Purcell at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (770) 528-8825.
Adult Fall Flag Football
Registration Begins Soon
Registration dates for the upcoming fall adult flag
football season have been set. Returning teams (those
that participated in the fall 2013 season) can currently
register online through August 4th. To register online,
team captains will need a 'PIN' number and 'Log-in ID'.
These can be acquired from their league coordinator.
In-person registration begins Monday, August 4th for
returning teams and Wednesday, August 6th for new teams.
In-person registration will be held at the PARKS' administrative
office located at 1792 County Services Parkway, Marietta,
GA 30008. Registration will be held from 6:00pm-8:00pm
both days. League play will be held at Nickajack Park
and will begin the week of September 8th. For more information,
see the adult flag
football web page or call Derrell Walker at (770)
'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest
you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Affairs parks and activities, be sure to bring
your camera and capture the fun and memories of your
sports activities, the beauty of nature and wildlife
in the parks, and anything else that shows why you enjoy
your day at the park. The 10th Annual "Fun in the Park'
Photo Contest will be accepting entries throughout the
summer. Enter up to 10 of your best shots for fun and
awards! Open to all photographers. Digital and print
photos accepted. See rules and download entry form below
at the photo
contest web page.
of Silver Comet Trail; Closures Planned
2011 Special Local Option Sales Tax provided funds
being used to make major improvements around Cobb
County and its six cities. For example, Cobb Department
of Transportation staff is coordinating a resurfacing
effort for the entire Cobb portion of the Silver Comet
Trail, funded by SPLOST.
is expected to begin June 2nd and run through August
29th. The 12.8 mile trail will be repaired and resurfaced
in four sections. Each two to four mile long section
will be closed to all traffic for approximately three
weeks. Work will included pavement repair, resurfacing,
restriping and shoulder restoration. All closure dates
below are subject to change:
one, Monday, June 2-Friday, June 20
Between Mavell Road and Floyd Road
two, Monday June 23-Friday, July 11
Between Floyd Road and Anderson Farm Road
three, Monday, July 14-Friday, Aug. 1
Between Anderson Farm Road and Old Lost Mountain
four, Monday, Aug. 4-Friday, Aug. 22
Between Old Lost Mountain Road and the Paulding
activities are only scheduled Mondays through Fridays,
and some work is scheduled at night. The entire trail
will be open for use on weekends and holidays. Each
section will be completely finished and opened before
the next section is started and closed. For more information
about the project, visit the DOT
more information on the 2011 SPLOST and its impact,