Big Shanty Park, located in north west Cobb County, is just minutes from Downtown Kennesaw and the Town Center Mall area. The park offers baseball fields with concessions and pressbox, soccer fields and tennis courts. It is also home to The Art Station—Big Shanty cultural arts center and neighbors with Kennesaw Mountain High School. There are no pavilions at Big Shanty Park.
Facilities of the park such as ball fields and ball courts may be reserved. There are rental fees for these facilities and online reservation requests are not available. Please contact us at (770) 528-8896 for information regarding rental of these facilities. Tennis courts are not reservable. Unreserved facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis and do not entitle you to exclusive use of that facility. Alcohol is prohibited in all Cobb County parks. Programs offered at Big Shanty Park include Youth Soccer and Youth Baseball. Contact us at (770) 528-8896 for information about these programs.
For information about the cultural arts programs offered at The Art Station—Big Shanty visit their website at www.artstationcobb.org or
phone them at (770) 514-5930.
Cobb PARKS has completed a draft of the master planning process for the Camp McDonald property, located in the city of Kennesaw.
The Pitner Road Dog Park is comprised of two adjoining but separately-fenced play areas for off-leash dogs with approximately 2 acres of space for larger and one acre of space for smaller dogs. The dog lots have both open-space and shady, wooded areas with benched seating for dog owners. Each area has dog water fountains and “poop-mit” stations providing bags for owners to pick up after their pets. A gravel access road and parking lot with 50 parking spaces.
A combination picnic shelter and restroom building (presently with four picnic tables) sits on a rise and overlooks the playground and dog lots. A multi-function playground for children ages 2 to 12 is between the picnic shelter and the dog lots and can be easily seen from the seating areas of both locations.
For information, contact the Western District Zone office at (770) 528-8890.
Sweat Mountain Park
4346 Steinhauer Road
For information, contact the Eastern District Zone office at (770) 591-3160.
Cobb County's first off-leash dog park officially opened on October 21, 2006. The dog park is located inside Sweat Mountain Park. There is an area for large dogs and an area for smaller dogs weighing 30 lbs. or less. The park has benches conveniently located for the dog owners to sit and enjoy watching their pets play
. Park Hours - Open daily dawn until dusk
Closed each Wednesday morning for maintenance
Named Best Dog Park in Summer by Atlanta Magazine
"One of the largest public parks in the metro area, Sweat Mountain is almost all shade, making this the perfect place for dogs in the summer-time - especially if they are easily overheated or especially furry."
Atlanta Magazine - June 2007
Rules and Regulations
1. Dog owner/handler is legally and financially responsible for the actions of their dog.
2. Park users and dog owners assume all risks related to dog park usage.
3. Children under the age of twelve (12) are not allowed inside the off-leash area, unless accompanied by an adult.
4. Parents should refrain from bringing toddlers and small children to the dog park. At no time will children be allowed to run with or chase after dogs in the park.
5. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated with tags displayed on the collar.
6. Limit of three (3) dogs per person per visit.
7. Dogs must be kept on a leash until inside the double-gated entry area. Enter the first gate with the leash on and remove it prior to entering the second gate. Do the reverse when leaving.
8. The following dogs are not allowed in the park:
Vicious, dangerous or aggressive dogs
Dogs in heat
Puppies under six (6) months of age
9. Dogs must be under voice control and in sight of owner/handler at all times and the owner/handler must have a leash in their possession at all times.
10. Owners/handlers must immediately clean up and properly dispose of waste left by their dogs and must cover any holes dug by their dogs.
11. No food, drinks, cigarettes, or treats are allowed in the off-leash area.
12. All bites are to be reported. If a bite occurs, you must exchange your name and phone number with the other owner/handler. Call the Parks Eastern Zone office at (770) 591-3160.
13. Only dogs less than 30 pounds are allowed in the small dog area.
The East Cobb Park is a prime example of residents and county government working together. The Friends of the East Cobb Park conducted a fund raising campaign to purchase the land for the 13 acre park.
Cobb County government helped with some funding and a partnership was born. The park has become one of the most heavily used parks in our system. A combination of slate and natural surface walking trails encompasses the park. Pavilions, open grass areas, creek overlooks and a playground offer the visitor hours of enjoyment.
For information on The Friends for East Cobb Park, see their website at www.eastcobbpark.org. You will find upcoming events, newsletters, and opportunities to become involved with this community group.
Click here to see photos of East Cobb Park as provided by The Friends of East Cobb Park.
For Pavilion Information:
Anne Norton - (770) 528-8800
The 112 acre park is located on the northwest corner of Dallas Highway and Old Hamilton Road, diagonally across from The Avenue West Cobb. Green Meadows Preserve offers quiet woodlands and meadows ideal for walking, picnics, kite flying, as well as exploring plants, birds, and flowers. Features include a historical garden around the Civil War Era house, Native American Garden with medicinal plants and herbs, a community garden with garden plots for lease to the public, and 25 bluebird houses featured in bluebird walks hosted by a member of the Friends of Green Meadows.
The park is not developed at this time. There are no facilities, pavilions, etc. for patrons. It is simply a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature. There will be amenities added with the 2016 SPLOST funding.
Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has completed the master planning process for the Green Meadows Preserve (formerly Bullard-Stockton Property), located in west Cobb at Dallas Highway and Old Hamilton Road.
Formerly known as the Bullard-Stockton property, the 112 acre Green Meadows Preserve was purchased by Cobb County in 2008 with funds from the 2006 Parks Bond Referendum. The Bullard family bought and farmed the property until the late 1900’s. Originally it was part of a 400 acre plantation owned by William and Piety Green. The site saw action in the Civil War Civil War. The National Trail of Tears Association has designated Green Meadows as a historical and educational Interpretive Site on the Trail of Tears Historic National Trail.
Jim Miller Park offers facilities that are available to host your major events, concert, trade show, rodeo and festivals. Reasonable rental rates for each facility or combination of facilities. Staff will assist you in planning your event. For information on facility availability and rental rates, contact Cara Lynn at (770) 528-8875.
Types of Events
Bleacher Seating 3,500
Folding Chairs 3,000
158‘ X 225‘
35,550 Square Feet
ARENA PRESS BOX
493 Square Feet
Electric PA Sound System
North Georgia State Fair
Major renovations and upgrades are coming to Jim Miller Park. As part of the voter-approved 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales, the old buildings A and B will be closed and torn down on Oct. 16. This will make way for a new more than 41,000 square foot exhibit hall. Featuring three halls, the new facility will be able to host a wide variety of meetings, banquets and events. This SPLOST project will cost approximately $13.2 million and the exhibit hall is expected to open in August 2018.
EXHIBIT HALL A
500 seating capacity
167' x 58'
9,686 Square Feet
Connected to Hall B
EXHIBIT HALL B
500 Seating Capacity
143‘ X 58‘
8,294 Square Feet
Arts and Crafts Events
MIDWAY AND PLAZA
252,300 Square Feet
Paved and Grass Areas
119‘ X 58‘
7,021 Square Feet
Electric and Water
North Georgia State Fair
(Please note: the campground is only available during event rentals.)
44 with Hookups
Main Lot 1500 spaces
3900 South Main Street
Passive park, gravel parking lot, system of unpaved walking trails in wooded, open meadow, and streamside settings. There are no other amenities currently available (park currently undeveloped). For information on Friends for Price Park, please see their website at: http://friendsofpricepark.org.
Cobb's parks are divided into 3 districts and are managed from the 3 district offices. For information regarding a specific park or picnic pavilion, contact the park's district office. For specialized facilities (tennis, aquatics, arts, etc...), contact the facility directly (see facility list below).
Eastern District Parks
Central District Parks
Western District Parks
Skip Wells Park (formerly Bells Ferry Park)
East Cobb Park
Mount Bethel Park
Noonday Creek Park
Sandy Plains Park
Sweat Mountain Park
Terrell Mill Park
Fair Oaks Park
Hurt Road Park
Jim Miller Park
Perry Parham Park
Trolley Line Park
Big Shanty Park
Lost Mountain Park
Pitner Road Park
Powder Springs Park
Wild Horse Creek Park