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July 2019

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Two Fishing Rodeos for Family Fun!

Cobb PARKS Natural Resource Management unit will host two Fishing Rodeos this year. The first will be held at Lost Mountain Park in west Cobb from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Saturday July 20. The next Fishing Rodeo will be held at Hyde Farm Park in east Cobb on Aug. 17 starting at 9 a.m. Both events offer the following age divisions: 3-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-16. Trophies will be awarded for the five biggest fish overall.
For more information, contact John Purcell at john.purcell@cobbcounty.org or 770- 528-8825. Grab your fishing pole and join us for a morning of fishing and fun!

Adult Fall League Registration Begins Soon

Registration dates for the upcoming fall season adult softball and adult flag football have been set. Online registration begins Monday, July 1. Softball registration goes through July 31 and flag football registration continues through Aug. 31. Registration is open to returning teams and new teams.
For more information, see the adult athletics web page or call 770-528-8860.

2019 '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 15th 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.

Living History Day at Green Meadows Preserve

In June of 1864 at the present site of Green Meadows Preserve, the Civil War was raging just outside of the doorsteps of the Green family plantation. Cobb PARKS will host a living history program  that will serve to demonstrate the lives of soldiers and civilians at this location in 1864. You will get to experience firsthand the daily life of these people as it was over 150 years ago. 

The Living History Day will be held on Saturday, July 20th from 9am-3pm There will be demonstrations on farm life, field headquarters and hospital, soldier camp life, infantry demos, and lectures by Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer. The lectures will be held at the outdoor classroom at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. The infantry demos will take place at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

Green Meadows Preserve is located at 3780 Dallas Highway in Marietta 30064. For information about the event, contact Kevin Hill at (770) 528-8829 or email kevin.hill@cobbcounty.org.

Public Input Meetings Set for New Park Properties

Cobb County PARKS will be hosting a series of public input meetings to discuss planning for the future of new park properties purchased through the 2008 PARKS Bond program. Although there is currently no funding for the development of these properties, your input will play a vital role in the planning for future development, once such funding is identified. The meetings are from 6:30pm-8pm at the following locations:

Thursday, July 18th
Property: Anderson (451 Anderson Road, Marietta)
Meeting location: West Cobb Senior Center

Wednesday, July 31st
Property: Price (4700 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw)
Meeting location: West Cobb Senior Center

Monday, August 5th
Property: Kemp (4331 Burnt Hickory Road, Marietta)
Meeting location: West Cobb Senior Center

Wednesday, August 7th
Property: Ebenezer (4055 Ebenezer Rd, Marietta)
Meeting location: Noonday Baptist Church (Sanctuary) 4120 Canton Road, Marietta

Thursday, August 8th
Property: Henderson (6800 Henderson Road, Mableton)
Meeting location: South Cobb Community Center

Monday, August 12th
Property: Old Westside (4570 Old Westside Road, Powder Springs)
Meeting location: Ron Anderson Recreation Center

This will be the second round of public meetings regarding these properties. For more information and details on these park properties, please see the PARKS Bond Properties Information web page.

Pull Out Your Purple for Prince-themed Celebration

We are going to Party Like It's 1999 at our Prince celebration Friday, July 5th, at the Mable House Complex. All festivities are free and open to the public:
  • Opening reception: 5pm-8pm
    Mable House Art Center
    The art gallery will feature the Prince Cherrywood Challenge Tribute Tour, a fine art quilt exhibit presented by the East Cobb Quilters' Guild
  • Hero the Band performance: 7pm
    Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
    Movies, Band and Brew concert featuring Prince classics and some of the band's original music
  • Screening of "Purple Rain:" 8:30pm
    Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

Tables that seat six directly in front of the stage are available for  $72 through ticketmaster.com. All other seating is free. The Prince Cherrywood Challenge Tribute Tour will be on exhibit at the art center July 5th-11th. This internationally-touring exhibit features 75 winning quilts, including three from the East Cobb Quilters' Guild. The piece "New Beginning" by Devon Pfeif of Marietta is featured in this article. Mable House Complex is located at 5259 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, call the box office at (770) 819-7765.

Experience Food and Fun from Around the World

One of the strengths of our community is cultural diversity. Cobb has grown by almost 10 percent in the past decade and is increasingly more diverse. In honor of all the unique influences that make our community thrive, Cobb County will host its inaugural International Festival on Saturday, August 3 from 10am-4pm at the Jim R. Miller Park Event Center.

Research shows that cultural celebrations foster respect and open-mindedness for other cultures. Understanding people and their backgrounds is vital to personal and community growth. The 2019 Cobb County International Festival will feature a wide variety of local and international music and art, eclectic dancing, delicious culinary options, imaginative crafts, beautiful jewelry, kids’ corner and many other vendors. It will also give local businesses the chance to foster economic growth.

More than 25 countries will be represented at this family-friendly event. Our state-of-the-art event center is located at 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta and can accommodate more than 3,600 people inside the 30,000sf facility. There is also room for 2,500 more people on the plaza, midway and kids’ corner.

Celebrating our differences—as well as our common values—helps unite and educate us. You are invited to be a part of this culinary and cultural experience. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are also available. For general information, contact  Wendy Collins at (770) 528-8885.

Emergency Location Markers Installed on County Trails

Cobb County is putting up Emergency Location Markers on hundreds of miles of trails across the county. These markers will give trail users the ability to tell dispatchers exactly where they are if they need help. For dispatchers and first responders, the program will let them quickly determine who needs to be sent on the rescue, and the quickest route they should take. Please watch the following YouTube video to learn more.

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.

General progam information can be found below:
Arts & Theater
Educational Programs
Trails & Hunting
Recreation Centers

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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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