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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


2014 North Georgia State Fair
The 82nd Annual Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair will take place Thursday, September 18th , through Sunday, September 28th, at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Attracting nearly 300,000 people throughout metro Atlanta, North Georgia and surrounding states, the Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair is the largest fair in metro Atlanta and the second largest in Georgia.


Exciting concerts are lined up for this year's fair. The Georgia Lottery Concert Series for the 2014 Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair under the covered arena includes:


- Francesca Battistelli on Friday, September 19th, at 8:00pm
- Mark Wills on Saturday, September 20th, at 8:00pm
- Jo Dee Messina on Wednesday, September 24th, at 8:00pm
- Travis Tritt on Thursday, September 25th, at 8:00pm
- Kenny Rogers on Friday, September 26th, at 8:00pm
- Craig Campbell on Saturday, September 27th, at 8:00pm


New for 2014 is the Sky Flyer ride. The tower of the ride is a sky-scraping 100 feet high! It has 12 arms on which the seats are held. Each seat holds two riders. Once passengers are safely loaded, the main tower slowly rotates and the arms and chairs are lifted in the air, giving a smooth and enjoyable experience. The ride gives a wonderful feeling of weightlessness.

There will be new live shows that are free with paid admission include Robinson's Racing Pigs & Paddling Porkers – come cheer on the funniest racing experience ever! Pig racing gets even better when celebrities like Britney Spareribs and Lindsay Slowham are vying for the coveted Oreo prize. Other new shows include 'Sandscapes', performance art the whole family will enjoy. You will want to bring the whole family back again and again as the Sandscapes sculptors transform 50 tons of sand into a specially-themed work of art throughout the run of the fair. The nationally-known Puppetone Rockers perform to millions of fans every year. The Puppetone Rockers captivate audiences with laughter, audience participation, super-positive messages and a great cast of characters.

All-time favorite shows and attractions back again this year: Sea Lion Splash!, The Tiger Encounter with Felicia Frisco, and Brian Ruth “Master of the Chainsaw” will be back to transform raw logs into true works of art with only a chainsaw. Oscar the Robot, the entertaining roaming robot with razor wit and famous stroller races will also be returning to the fair this year. Wit Carson's Petting Zoo and the fair petting barn at the south entrance of the fairgrounds provide a fun and educational experience for children and adults alike. Pony rides also will be offered. Other long-time traditions will continue, including sanctioned flower shows, non-commercial exhibits, and more than 40 amusement rides and games courtesy of the Great James H. Drew Exposition.

Advance tickets can be purchased for $5.00 for adults, and $11.00 for a book of 21 ride tickets – which is 50% off. There is a $1.00 fee for postage and handling. Advance tickets are on sale, just visit our website to order tickets by credit card at www.northgeorgiastatefair.com or send a check or money order to: North Georgia State Fair, P.O. Box 777, Kennesaw, GA 30156. Orders must be postmarked by Wednesday, September 10th.


Regular tickets can be purchased at the gate at $7.00 for adults, with children 10 and under free. Ride tickets are $1.25 each, $20.00 for 21 tickets, $50.00 for 55 tickets and 120 tickets for $100. Parking is $3.00. ATM machines are located on the midway. Discount tickets will be available at all Metro Atlanta Walgreens through September 19th.


To visit the Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair, take Interstate-75 North to Exit 260 (Windy Hill Road) and go west. Go approximately five miles on Windy Hill Road, turn left on Austell Road then turn right on Callaway Road. Jim R. Miller Park is on the right. For information, call (770) 528-8989, and visit www.northgeorgiastatefair.com or facebook.com/thenorthgeorgiastatefair.

Securely shred documents and donate shoes at KCB event

Residents have the opportunity to have their household documents securely shredded and donate gently-worn shoes to help people in need. Keep Cobb Beautiful will host a free Document Shredding Day and Shoe Collection 9:00am-12:00pm, Saturday, September 13th.

The event will be held at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. Only paper products will be accepted. Plastics, CDs, floppy discs, electronics, cardboard and large binders with metal rings or clips will not be accepted. People are also asked to bind or tape shoes in pairs. For more information, call (770) 528-1135.

River's Alive Clean-Up
Join Cobb PA.R.K.S. and Watershed Stewardship on Saturday, September 13th for the annual River's Alive Clean-up. This year we will return to Rottonwood Creek in Marietta to clean the waterways from Life College through a city of Marietta Park as well as Cobb's Larry Bell Park. Check in is at 8:00am with a safety discussion. Clean-up is 8:30am–11:30am with lunch provided at 11:30am–12:00pm. Participants need to bring work gloves, bug repellent and sunscreen. Clean up supplies will be provided as well as extra gloves if needed. Participants may actually get into the creek (but not required) so wear closed toed shoes good for walking and getting wet. Please bring a reusable water bottle for each participant. River's Alive is a national program to keep America's waterways free of trash and debris.

This event is sponsored by Cobb P.A.R.K.S. Keep Cobb Beautiful and Natural Resource Management with Cobb Water's Watershed Stewardship Program. Groups, families, and individuals are welcome. We recommend children be 7 years old and older – parents or group leaders will need to stay with children. At 12:00pm, there will be an educational program about Georgia venomous snakes. Registration is requested, please contact Kaye Wilson (770) 528-8824 or kaye.wilson@cobbcounty.org to register.

2014 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest

As 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.


P.A.R.K.S. Master Plans

Camp McDonald Master Plan (draft)

PDF View Master Plan Here (pdf)

Green Meadows Preserve Master Plan

(located in west Cobb at Dallas Highway and Old Hamilton Road)
PDF View Master Plan here  (updated 9-22-09)

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.

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.

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

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

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Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) and Internet Log-in numbers are required to register using EZ-REG. To get PINned, visit any Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs facility during normal operating hours and complete a Family Account Registration Form. You must show proof of residency.