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What you need to know for games at SunTrust Park

  • The Braves have several lots that surround the ballpark and buying your parking in advance will secure your spot and help you get customized directions right to your lot. You can visit www.braves.com/parking to get your spot today.
  • The Battery Atlanta is open for business, both for game days and non-game days. If you’re planning to visit the retail and shops there, like Antico Pizza and YardHouse, you can park at the Red Deck. On non game days, parking is free for up to four hours. After 2 p.m. on game days, parking is free for two hours before fees begin, with a maximum fee of $50. If you spend a minimum of $50 in The Battery Atlanta, you can receive validation for your parking.
  • If you’re traveling to the game, build some time into your commute, be patient and trust Waze to get you directly to your parking lot. The Braves have partnered with Waze, which will be receiving real-time updates on traffic to help you navigate to the game.
  • The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce has launched www.cobbgameday.com to help fans, residents and employees in the area get ready for the new ballpark. It is full of great tips on how to get to the game, as well as how to prepare your business for the upcoming season.

Join the family fun during summer reading program

Children of all ages are encouraged to keep reading and learning through the summer. The theme of Cobb Public Library System's Summer Reading Program this year is "Build a Better World." The program is being held through July 29, with a special kickoff party June 3, at Switzer Library. The reading program is open to all of Cobb and is a fun, social and entertaining way to spend the summer. To learn how to participate, click the appropriate age group below.

  • The Early Literacy Program is about young children building reading and language skills. Reading to young children, even infants, increases word recognition and vocabulary.
  • The Children’s Program engages kids in language skills development for success. Students are at risk of losing two-to-three months of reading and math over the summer. The Summer Reading Program is a fun way to keep students learning!
  • The Teen Program motivates teens to read and talk about literature. Teens who participate in summer reading tend to perform better academically and achieve greater academic gains than those who don’t.
  • The Adult Program is about experiencing the joy of reading. Reading relieves stress, strengthens the brain, and builds empathy

Find a library location near you. Or see upcoming events.

Have some family fun at Cobb County Safety Village

Bring the whole family to enjoy Family Fun Safety Days at the Cobb County Safety Village. These events will feature fun and educational activities for children of all ages. Tour Sparky's House, see a puppet show and get an up-close look at emergency vehicles. They will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 15 and June 22. The cost is $5 per person, with a $20 maximum per family.

Free gun safety classes upcoming

Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren is offering several firearms safety and education classes. Each program will include a general overview of firearm types, gun safety tips, how to obtain a Georgia Weapons License, use of deadly force and what to expect during an active shooter situation. There will be plenty of time for questions and free gun safety locks will be provided. The programs are free to attend.

  • 6 p.m., July 13
    North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main St., Acworth
  • 6 p.m., Sept. 14
    East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta
  • 6 p.m., Nov. 2
    Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta

For more information, email Glenn.Daniel@cobbcounty.org.

Cobb honored for meeting highest standards of budgeting

Cobb County recently reached a significant achievement by earning the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. This award from the Government Finance Officers Association reflects Cobb County's commitment to exceeding nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. The guidelines assess how well the government entity's budget serves as a policy document, financial plan, operations guide and communications device.

How to find what jurisdiction in which your business is located

Businesses in Cobb County are address specific. This means if your address is located in one of the six cities located inside Cobb County, you must contact that municipality for business or permitting applications, questions or concerns. The six cities located in Cobb County are Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs and Smyrna.

There are two ways to verify your jurisdiction:

  1. Conduct a property search at cobbassessor.org. Simply click on the “Property Search” tab in the top-right corner. Enter your street address and click “Search.” Find your ‘Tax District.’
  2. Search for your property on the Cobb County GIS Map. View the “My Neighborhood Map". Type in your address in the search bar on the top-right corner of the screen, and click on the search icon. City municipalities are highlighted.

Traffic Management Plan for SunTrust Park

The Cobb County Police Department, in collaboration with the Cobb County Department of Transportation and other partners, has developed this traffic management plan (TMP) for events at SunTrust Park, with the following guiding principles: