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April 2021

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Time to register for summer camps

Cobb PARKS offers a variety of summer camps in arts, recreation programs, tennis, nature camps, golf and gymnastics. Registration is in progress for most summer camp programs.

For our summer camps at our Recreation Centers, registration begins Monday, April 12 at noon. Hyde Nature Camp registration begins April 5 at 8am. For golf and tennis camps, registration is in progress at most facilities.

This year, camps will limit numbers due to COVID-19 protocols. Many camps fill up quickly, so 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 PARKS opens a new Escape Room location in west Cobb

Between Green Meadows and Oregon Park, PARKS is opening a new escape room in front of its disc golf course. Registration is now open for its first of three themed rooms this year, The Emporium.

Your cousin, the owner of the local Emporium, has gone missing. Family matters, so you step in to take his place. Belly up to the bar to play discreet detective while trying your hand as the town’s newest soda jerk. Think you’ve got what it takes to create the latest hotsy-totsy concoctions and serve up whodunit? Step into this old-fashioned pharmacy to find out.
One team
One hour
One chance to mix it right…

The Emporium Escape Room runs May 21 - July 31. Look on our social media pages starting April 1 for a chance to win one of 4 Golden Tickets. Each Golden Ticket holder will receive an escape room game for up to six people. Be the first to get it right at The Emporium. Click HERE for details on The Emporium Escape Room.

Spring leagues in progress

Cobb PARKS Spring adult softball leagues are currently underway. Men’s and coed leagues are held at Kennworth Park Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Terrell Mill Park host games on Tuesdays through Thursdays and teams at Al Bishop Softball Complex play Sundays through Wednesdays. Cobb PARKS offer leagues for all skill sets, rookie to competitive.  There are currently 113 teams participating in the Spring adult season.

Cobb PARKS also has Kickball, Cornhole, Flag Football, and Ultimate Frisbee leagues that will begin in April. Ultimate Frisbee will be played on Mondays at Terrell Mill Park, Flag Football will be played on Sundays at Terrell Mill Park and Wednesday at Fair Oaks. Kickball and Cornhole will be played on Thursdays at Al Bishop Softball Complex.

For information on adult athletic leagues please follow our Facebook page at Cobb County Athletics and check out our website!

2021 '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 17th 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.

Participant spotlight: Antonio Guzman

Antonio Guzman is one of Cobb's Special Olympics athletes. He is 22 years old and is from Powder Springs. He has been with Special Olympics GA-Cobb since 2012. He says that during these years "Special Olympics has taught me many things that has served me well in life. Special Olympics has taught me that to be successful in anything, I must have the desire to do well and that I must put in the work to learn the skills needed to succeed.  Special Olympics has also taught me about being a team player and having good sportsmanship, like not gloating when my team wins and congratulating the winning team when we lose."

"Thanks to Special Olympics, I have had the opportunity to participate in basketball, softball, soccer, and Atlanta United's Unified Soccer, where I got to travel to Chicago to represent the team. Special Olympics has given me the confidence to be a leader and has empowered me to use my voice and presence to connect with people.  Therefore, with the gentle, caring guidance of the selfless, dedicated coaches and volunteers, I promise you that I will continue to strive for gold in everything I do in life! Thank you, Special Olympics because, what you do truly matters and touches more people than you can ever imagine!"

Thank you to Antonio for representing Special Olympics GA-Cobb with your athletic skills with class and grace!

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre recognized as 'Best of Cobb'

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre was awarded and ranked in the top 3 for 'Best Live Theatre' and 'Best Virtual Event' in 2020 for Best of Cobb. The results were voted on by the readers of the Marietta Daily Journal and Cobb Life Magazine. The theatre was voted #2 in Cobb for 'Best Live Theatre', and voted #3 for 'Best Virtual Event'. Facility director Jonathan Davis and his team has kept the facility busy during the pandemic with creative programming, such as virtual shows, Jennie T. Radio and drive-in and virtual cabarets, just to name a few.

Congratulations to the staff at Jennie T. Anderson for providing great entertainment for Cobb and being recognized for their efforts!

Summer jobs opening up with Cobb PARKS

Cobb County PARKS has summertime Camp Counselor and Camp Coordinator positions available. These positions work in various capacities throughout the Cobb County PARKS System. Applications will be accepted until all the positions are filled. 

For more information or to apply for these positions, please call one of the following locations:

Ward Recreation Center, Tara Vroman: (770) 528-8885
Fullers Recreation Center, Clinton Jones: (770) 509-2737
Ron Anderson Recreation Center, Lionel Garrett: (770) 439-3611
Fair Oaks Recreation Center, Dorian Cameron: (770) 528-4333 (note: phone number changes to (770) 528-4053 on April 5).
Windy Hill Community Center (Therapeutics), Clintina Mitchell: (770) 528-2562

Must be at least 18 years of age and available for the duration of the summer camp season. Salary varies depending on assigned position. More detail can be found here.

Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre concerts postponed

The health and safety of patrons is our top priority, so many concerts planned this spring and summer at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre have been postponed until later dates. The postponed events are:
  • Wade Ford Concert Series: Will Downing w/ special guest Gerald Albright
    Saturday, May 22
  • Dru Hill with guests After 7 And Jon B
    Saturday, May 29
  • Zapp, Atlantic Starr and ConFunkShun
    Sunday, May 30
  • Joe with special guest Silk
    Saturday, June 12
  • Wade Ford Concert Series: Gregory Porter with Najee
    Saturday, June 19
  • Wade Ford Concert Series: Boney James with Average White Band
    Saturday, July 10

New dates will be announced as soon as they are available. 

New phone number for Fair Oaks Recreation Center

NEW PHONE NUMBER ALERT - Effective Monday April 5, 770-528-4053 will be the new phone number for the Fair Oaks Recreation Center. Please update your contact list to make note of the change.

Cobb PARKS Movie Series kicks off with Croods: A New Age

You heard it here first - the Summer Movie Series is coming back. Details will be available Monday, April 5.
Every precaution will be taken to ensure you and your family's safety while enjoying the movies. Limited seating available.
More info will be available www.cobbcounty.org/parks

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

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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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