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October 2022

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Save the date for the Fall Festival of Fun

Save the date for the Fall Festival of Fun 2022. The festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6 - 10 p.m. at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta. 

Wear your Halloween costume and get ready for a drive-thru-style event. Attendees will drive through the area seeing decorated vehicles in our Fun Auto Zone while experiencing princesses, dinosaurs, dueling pirates, and more throughout the park.

Every child will receive a goodie bag from our candy fairies. No need to bring a bag. Participants are asked to stay in their cars and buckled up.

The event is free, but please register in advance (register here).

For more information or to plan your visit, please call 770-528-8800 or visit the Cobb PARKS websiteClick here for directions to Jim Miller Park.

This event is presented by Cobb PARKS and sponsored by iHeart Media Atlanta, Safe Kids Cobb County, Power 96.1, Z105.7, 105.3 The Beat, 96 Rock, and Cobb EMC.

'Fun in the Park' photo contest

child plays with toys in the parkAs you enjoy Cobb parks and facilities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the memories of nature, wildlife and anything else that shows why you enjoy spending time at the park. 

You can enter up to 10 of your best photos through Nov. 3 in the 18th annual 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest.

The contest is open to all photographers. See the rules on the photo contest web pageDownload the 2022 entry form here.

 

Fullers Park stream restoration

Sewell Mill Creek runs through East Cobb Park and crosses into Fullers Park. A portion of the stream bank at East Cobb Park was restored earlier this year, where the creek crosses under Lower Roswell Road. 

Rainstorms in the spring caused considerable erosion to the stream bank in that area. The bank was pulled back and Flexamat was installed over the bank to provide stabilization. Flexamat consists of small concrete blocks locked together and embedded into high-strength geogrid. 

Grass was planted over the Flexamat for an easily maintained natural look. Similarly, the area of the stream bank west of the pedestrian bridge that leads from East Cobb Park to Fullers Park has eroded. 

PARKS will soon begin to stabilize that portion of the stream bank, also using Flexamat. This will prevent further deterioration of the stream bank and help beautify the area's natural landscape.

Cobb swimmer raises funds with MEGAswim

On Friday, Sept. 9, just two days before the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Jim Whitcomb, a frequent swimmer at Mountain View Aquatic Center and Cobb resident, attempted his second “MEGAswim.” Last year, Jim swam 11 miles, and this year he swam 13.1 miles to raise money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. T2T supports our military, first responders and their families. 

Jim’s family, friends, Mountain View staff and regulars were there to cheer him on! He has raised more than $20,000 for this worthy cause. Those interested in donating to the cause should visit this website for more information.

Donate formal wear to Therapeutics Services

Do you have formal, semi-formal, or fun party attire that you no longer wear? 

Each year, the Therapeutics Services unit of Cobb PARKS hosts a formal dance for individuals in the Therapeutic Recreation Program. With your help, we would love to assist our participants in finding attire to dance the night away! 

We are looking for dresses and suits to build a dance closet. Donations to the closet can be brought to Windy Hill Community Center, 1885 Roswell St, Smyrna, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

For information, contact Debbie Parrish at Debra.Parrish@cobbcounty.org.

Park closings for maintenance projects

Here is an update on maintenance projects coming up during October that may affect your park usage:

  • East Cobb Park/Fullers Park Bridge - the trail and bridge between Fullers Park and East Cobb Park will be closed for construction. We anticipate it being closed for a month. The planned start date is Oct. 3.
  • Sweat Mountain Park Dog Park - the dog park at Sweat Mountain Park will be closed the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, for maintenance. It will re-open around 1 p.m.
  • Larry Bell Park Tennis Courts - the tennis courts at Larry Bell Park will be closed due to reconstruction. The work will begin Sept. 29, and the project may take about a month to complete.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation while maintaining your parks during these dates and times.

Upcoming Events

For a full listing of upcoming activities and events, visit the Cobb County Master Event Calendar.

Upcoming Registrations

We are proud to offer a wide range of activities and events throughout the year for the whole family! Visit cobbparks.org for more information.

Registration in progress.

General progam information can be found below:
Arts & Theater
Athletics
Aquatics
Educational Programs
Golf
Gymnastics
Trails & Hunting
Recreation Centers
Tennis
Therapeutics

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