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March 2023

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Meet Parker - the Cobb County PARKS official mascot

As a young terrier pup, you can find Parker playing all around Cobb County. He has roamed everywhere from East Cobb Park to Oregon Park and all the way to Heritage Park. Parker has spent so much time in Cobb County’s beautiful parks that he ended up adopting the name Parker (originally named Steve, but we don’t talk about that). Parker grew up from a pup traveling our great state enjoying all the natural wonders Georgia has to offer.

Parker eventually returned to Cobb County and found his forever home within Cobb County’s PARKS Department. Now Parker wants to share his love for all things Cobb with kids and adults alike. Be sure to give Parker a big high-five the next time you spot him at a local park near you!

Don't miss registration for spring Adult Cornhole League

Ready to join a fun and social league? Registration is currently in progress for the Adult Cornhole League for spring season. Registration is open through Monday, March 20. League games will start March 30. Team registration is $50 and individual registration is $25. Leagues will play a minimum of seven weeks plus a single elimination post-season tournament. League games will be played on Thursdays at the Al Bishop Complex. Beginner open, intermediate men’s and coed, and advanced open leagues will be offered. There will be an Open League (a combination of men and women may play on each team), a Coed League (one man and one woman must play on each team) and a Men’s League.

CLICK HERE to register.

For questions regarding leagues at Al Bishop, contact Brody Whitlock at 770-528-8862. For those interested, you can download a registration packet on the web page for the specific activity of interest. See the athletics web page for a listing of all programs.

Make plans now for summer camps

Cobb PARKS offers a variety of summer camps in arts, recreation programs, tennis, golf, nature and therapeutics for special needs individuals. Registration will begin soon for most summer camp programs.

For recreation center day camps, registration begins March 1 at noon and is ongoing daily until all spaces are filled. Recreation center day camps are offered as a seven-week program that begins June 5 and ends July 28. Campers will have numerous activities during the week for fun and learning. The registration fee is $125 per week and is offered at the following locations:
  • Fair Oaks Recreation Center
  • Fullers Recreation Center
  • Ron Anderson Recreation Center
  • Ward Recreation Center
Camp Horizon is a highly mobile indoor and outdoor camp for children and young adults 7-21 years old with developmental delays, mental and/or physical disabilities. We strive for each camper to function at his or her highest level of ability in the least restrictive environment possible. Group staff to camper ratios will be 1:3 not to exceed 1:12, dependent upon assessment of each groups’ needs. We place the campers in groups to ensure that all of our campers feel comfortable and can participate at a similar pace with the rest of their group. Activities include arts and crafts, nature, music, drama, sports and games, swimming, pet therapy, and dance. We are not able to accept campers who require one-to-one care. New campers require a preregistration assessment. Appointments available during weekdays until 5pm. To schedule an appointment, contact Ann Bonds at 770-528-2570. Registration for Camp Horizon begins March 1 at noon.

Art camps registration also begins on March 1 at noon for each of Cobb's art centers. Art camps are offered at The Art Station - Big Shanty, The Art Place - Mountain View, The Mable House Arts Center and the Sewell Mill Cultural Center. Campers will create and have fun during their camp experience.

Tennis camps are offered at PARKS' six tennis centers. Registration will begin soon at each center and registration is currently in progress at Harrison Tennis Center. Information will be available soon for Kennworth Tennis Center and Terrell Mill Tennis Center. The tennis camps are directed by our teaching professionals at each center. This is a great opportunity for juniors to learn the game and improve their skills. For information and registration for Harrison (website), Kennworth (call 770-917-5160) and Terrell Mill (website), see their respective websites. For the other tennis centers, please call them directly.

Our Natural Resources unit will offer a nature camp the week of June 12-16 at Hyde Farm for rising third through fifth graders. It will be a half day camp from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at $65 and will focus on nature and outdoor activities. The fee is $65 and registration begins 8 a.m. March 8.  This camp is limited to 25 campers.

For more information, see the summer camp page on the PARKS website. Many camps fill up quickly, so sign up soon and don't be left out this summer. Online registration is available for many camp programs. Visit our online registration site to set up an account if you don't already have one.

Cobb Eggstravaganza arrives next month

Cobb County PARKS presents the 30th Annual Cobb Eggstravaganza. Bring the family for a day of fun with Easter egg hunts for ages 10 and under. There will be food available for purchase, free games, crafts and family activities, prizes and more! The event will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Al Bishop Softball Complex, located at 1082 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, 

Gates open at 12pm with the following hunt times:

3 years old and under - 1 p.m.
4 - 5 year olds - 1:30 p.m.
6 - 7 year olds - 2 p.m.
8 - 10 year olds - 2:30 p.m.
All ages - 3 p.m.

Bring your egg hunt basket and we will see you there! For more information, please visit the PARKS website or call 770-528-8800.

2023 'Fun in the Park' photo contest

As you are out enjoying Cobb parks and facilities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories of your sports activities, the beauty of nature and wildlife in the parks and anything else that shows why you enjoy spending time at the park. You can enter up to 10 of your best shots in the 18th annual "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest. The contest is open to all photographers. See rules and download the entry form on the photo contest web page.

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
Educational Programs
Trails & Hunting
Recreation Centers

Follow PARKS programs on Facebook!

Facebook Athletics
Natural Resources
Recreation Centers
East Cobb Park
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
Cobb Civic Center
Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre
Mable House Arts Center
The Art Place - Mountain View
The Art Station - Big Shanty
Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center
Cobblestone Golf Course
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