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March 2020

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Time to Register for Summer Camp

Cobb PARKS offers a variety of summer camps in arts and performance, recreation programs, tennis, golf and therapeutics for special needs individuals. Registration is in progress for most summer camp programs.

For more information, see the summer camp page on the PARKS website. 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.

2020 Egg Hunt

Cobb County’s largest egg hunt will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the Al Bishop Softball Complex in Marietta. This family-friendly event is free. Activities will include egg hunts, art activities, live entertainment, inflatables, games, food concessions, vendors and the Easter Bunny.

There will be four egg hunts by age groups, then the last hunt for anyone who missed their time. The schedule of events is as follows:

10-11 a.m. - Park opens (arm-band distribution, games, activities and entertainment)
11 a.m. - ages 3 and under hunt (fields 2, 3, and 4)
11:30 a.m. - ages 4-5 hunt (fields 2, 3, and 4)
Noon - ages 6-7 hunt (fields 2, 3, and 4)
12:30 p.m. - ages 8-10 hunt (fields 2, 3, and 4)
1 p.m. - all ages (fields 3 and 4)

Please bring your own baskets for the hunt. Therapeutic participants are included in all activities. Al Bishop is located at 1082 Al Bishop Dr., Marietta.  Please use County Services Parkway to Al Bishop Drive to access the event as Callaway Road will have limited access. For more information please call 770-528-8800.

2020 '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 16th 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.

Public Input Open Houses Scheduled for Cobb SPLOST Renewal

Voters will be asked in November to renew Cobb County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax program for six years. Residents wishing to learn more about what this continuation of SPLOST will include are invited to attend any one of a series of public information open houses upcoming around the county, starting next week. The town halls will run from 6 to 8 p.m.
To view all of the open house dates and locations, click here.

At the open houses, residents can learn more about projects being considered, ask county staff questions and give feedback on what is being proposed or provide suggestions for other projects.

Please double check the list before heading out, as there may be some adjustment to the locations in the days and weeks ahead. To double check, visit the Cobb County SPLOST Renewal website.

National Level 2 Tournament at Harrison Wins Award

The United States Tennis Association - Georgia district recently named their 2019 state awards, and Cobb PARK's Harrison Tennis Center received an award for their junior tournament - the 'National Level 2' tournament held for 12 and under in May of 2019. The "2019 USTA-Georgia Junior Tournament of the Year" was presented to the USTA sanctioned tournament that exceeds expectations with regards to tournament organization, play, hospitality and facility amenities. Accepting the award was Wayne Miller, the Harrison Tennis Center facility manager and the Tournament Director of the tournament.

Harrison Tennis Center has hosted this spring national tournament annually since 2004 (with the exception of a few years when the USTA reorganized their schedule). The facility will host the event once again this May, from May 16-18. This is a great opportunity to see some of our country's best up-and-coming players. Admission is free.

Central Aquatic Center to Close for Maintenance

The Central Aquatic Center will be closed for maintenance from March 2 to 29. During this time, we will be replacing our de-humidification system, HVAC units, and performing routine maintenance in the facility. These changes will improve our ability to maintain the air quality in the natatorium and keep a comfortable environment for our patrons.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we will keep you posted on our website and on social media. For more information, see this YouTube video.

Support Cobb County 4-H Program Through Annual Plant Sale

It's almost time for spring gardening and you can order your pollinator plants while supporting the Cobb County 4-H annual plant sale. Funds from the plant sale have benefited hundreds of 4-H’ers over the years. Most of the plants in the selection will invite beneficial pollinators to your yard while adding color to your landscape throughout the year. There are many different plants available at great prices. Orders are being accepted now through 5 p.m., Friday, March 6.

Download information and order packet here

The last page includes a color photo of each flowering plant offered. Orders are being accepted via mail with the order form and check or money order mailed to: 678 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060. Order forms are also being accepted in person with cash, check, money order or credit/debit card at the same address.

The plant sale pick up day will be shortly after the first of spring to help you “leap” into the season. Pick up day will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at Jim Miller Park in the covered arena. For more information about the plant sale, call the UGA-Cobb Extension office at 770-528-4070.

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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