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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.

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. The first one will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 29. The cost is $5 per person, with a $20 maximum per family. Revved Up for Kids will also be on hand for free 30-minute mini personal safety/self-defense workshops. Space is the workshops is limited, so register now. Additional Family Fun Safety Days will be held June 15 and June 22.

Large recycling event just in time for spring cleaning

Keep Cobb Beautiful staff is hosting a community recycling event 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 29 , at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. The event will feature electronics recycling, paper shredding, textile recycling and Styrofoam recycling. The event is free, but there will be a charge for CRT TVs and monitors. For more information, and event restrictions, visit keepcobbeautiful.org or call 770-528-1135.

Still time to register for free soccer camp

Register your boys and girls ages 8-17 now for a free soccer camp, hosted by the Cobb County Police Athletic League. The camp, led by Cobb police officers, will be held 6-8 p.m.,May 8-9, at Tramore Park. There will be special guests and a free camp t-shirt for each participant. Register at cobbcounty.org/pal or facebook.com/cobbpal. Tramore Park is located at 2150 East-West Connector, Austell.

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.

  • May 11
    Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 S. Hurt Road SW, Smyrna
  • July 13
    North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main St., Acworth
  • Sept. 14
    East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta
  • Nov. 2
    Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta

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

South Cobb residents invited to town hall

District Four Commissioner Lisa Cupid will host her next town hall at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 20. Town hall meetings are great opportunities to discuss progress being made around the district and county, as well as areas that can continue to be improved. The meeting will be held at Windy Hill Community Center, 1885 Roswell St., Smyrna.

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: