MORE THAN PARKS
Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. offers programs and services throughout the county to include Athletics, Arts, Aquatics, Recreation, Tennis, Gymnastics, Natural Resources and so much more. For more than 50 years Cobb County has enriched the concept of Live, Work and Play. Educational programs are offered throughout the year for all ages and abilities. Students can register for classes online or contact their neighborhood facility at cobbparks.org. Information can also be found for programs in environmental preservation, recycling, and beautification. Dedication to good stewardship is a significant aspect of Cobb County’s initiative to building vital communities.
In addition to education, coaching and learning, Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. provides entertainment to Cobb’s citizens from theatre shows and concerts to rodeos and state fairs. Committed to excellence, venues throughout the county are rented to individuals, non-profits and businesses that offer additional programs to communities.
A glimpse at the calendar shows an accommodation to a variety of interests. Day-to-day activities can fill a family’s calendar with baseball association schedules at a ball park, gymnastic classes, nature walks in greenway spaces and after school art classes. Looking ahead in the year, summer camps create memorable activities that trail through school hallways as school begins and follows the rest of the year with outdoor movies, fall festivals, holiday programs, and national tournaments. Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. is truly a seamless component of everyday living.
HIGH FIVES AND FIST BUMPS
Cobb County is all about high fives, fist bumps, group hugs and an infinite amount of will and determination – especially when you start talking about sports and outdoor recreation. Cobb is already recognized for its winning combination of facilities and customer service and for being a sports power alley, with three major league teams calling Cobb County home – Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, Major League Lacrosse’s Atlanta Blaze and Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves.
Cobb is not only a power alley for major league sports, but also for international and national sporting events for youth and adults. Perfect Game, Triple Crown Sports, the Korean Paralympic Team training, and Offense-Defense Bowl are only a few of the many sporting events that have taken place in Cobb.
Cobb is known for its range of sports facilities, including Al Bishop Softball Complex – the hub of league and tournament events for softball in Georgia. Sponsored by the Cobb County Park, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department, this nationally recognized facility has hosted approximately 2,500 annual tournaments since 1979.
If you are looking for an outdoor adventure and a day of play, Cobb County is the spot for you. With more than 200 miles of trail, 44 park facilities, 1,350 acres of greenspace and 1.4 trillion gallons of water available for recreational use, you’re sure to encounter runners, walkers, cyclist, paddle boarders, kayakers and hikers in the county.
Cobb has played a vital role in helping make metro Atlanta one of the most trail connected metropolitan areas in the country. There are more than 25 miles of active multi-use trails in and around the Cumberland area, with 16 miles backing up to the Chattahoochee River National Park. This creates better connectivity between the growing Cumberland Business District and an abundance of greenspace.
Partially located in Cobb, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area covers more than 9,000 acres and draws more than 3 million visitors a year. Recently, the Nantahala Outdoor Center launched two new adventure centers in Cobb County, offering both fishing and float trips on 6.5-miles of river. The Chattahoochee River is the perfect setting for an outdoor water adventure.
Cobb continues to up its game by focusing on a healthy walkable lifestyle for its residents. With one of the largest trail networks in the metro Atlanta region, Cobb’s mission is to provide connectivity throughout its six cities. Kennesaw’s Town Center area recently completed a seven mile trail along Noonday Creek. This trail goes right through what will become Town Center Park, which is a 42-acre green-space development. The trail is open to bikers and walkers, and stretches from Town Center Mall to the edge of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Marietta. As the site of one of the most important battles during the Civil War, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a must-see with 17 miles of trails to explore along the battlefields and up the mountain. Outdoor enthusiasts will feel right at home in Cobb. Lake Acworth, a 260 acre man-made lake, is now a hot destin-ation for paddle boarders due to its close proximity to Atlanta. It is also one of four stops on the pro wake board tour, with more than 250 boats visiting this legendary competition course.
Cobb offers some of the most impressive parks and recreation facilities in this region, with Cobb P.A.R.K.S. welcoming more than 7 million visitors annually. Cobb continues to connect its neighborhoods directly to each other, from Acworth to the Cumberland area, creating a greater sense of community.