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August 2021

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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.

Enjoy a Fun 'National Night Out' With Public Safety

Cobb County Police Department will host a National Night Out celebration 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Jim R. Miller Park. This fun event will feature food trucks, live music and a variety of entertainment. Other public safety departments including Cobb Animal Services, Cobb Fire and Emergency Services, Cobb Sheriff's Office, Cobb 911 and Cobb Emergency Management Agency.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Make plans to bring your family out on Aug. 3 to spend a fun-filled evening getting to know one another in a relaxed and celebratory environment with staff from Cobb PD, Cobb Sheriff's Office, Cobb Fire and Emergency Services, Cobb 911 and Cobb Emergency Management Agency.

New Escape Room Experience - Prison Break!

Registration is now open for Prison Break! You’ve been wrongfully sentenced to life without parole. You’ve settled in, made a few friends, but every man has his breaking point. While the prison is in chaos because of a riot in the yard, you have a tiny window of opportunity to explore the building and carry out a great escape. It’s time to get busy living, or get busy dying... One team, one hour, one chance to break free …

Fox 5 Atlanta news recently did a story on Cobb PARKS' escape rooms. Check out the story and video here.

Prison Break runs from September 10th through October 30th at the Oregon Park Annex. Game times will fill up fast, so register today! Click HERE for details or for questions please call (678) 978-2557.

Employee Spotlight - Clifford Malivert

As the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) celebrates its 50th anniversary during the 2020-21 academic year, the conference office recently announced the Men’s Tennis All-Time Team, presented by The Home Depot, comprised of 50 outstanding student-athletes throughout the conference’s history.

Our own Clifford Malivert, the facility manager at Sweetwater Tennis Center, was named one of the all-time top 50 players from the MEAC Conference. His accomplishments include being named the 2005 MEAC Rookie of the Year and being a two-time First Team All-MEAC (2007, 2008). The All-Time Team is listed in alphabetical order by athletes’ last names.
View the all-time list here.
Clifford has been with Cobb PARKS and Sweetwater Tennis Center for the past two years. He has spent his entire career involved in tennis, including a brief stint on the pro tour, and many years training with professional level players. Since he has been with Cobb County, he brings his enthusiasm for the game of tennis to Sweetwater and has created programming and enthusiasm from the local tennis community.
Located in Norfolk, VA, the MEAC is made up of 11 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University and South Carolina State University.

Congratulations to Clifford for this outstanding accomplishment!

Nesbitt Union Chapel Comes to Life!

Cobb PARKS will start work on a project to “ghost frame” part of what remains of the historic Nesbitt Union Chapel later this year. The stone chapel once stood at 1305 Powder Springs Street, Marietta and served as a place for education and worship for those in the area. The land and building were put in trust by the Nesbitt family in December 1886. Over the years, the structure fell into disrepair and most of what was left of the building was destroyed by a bulldozer in 2004. Portions of a front wall, a side wall and the front steps are all that endure. The project includes framing the front of the building including setting the original chapel bell, site clean-up, and some signage.

Camp Horizon Campers Had Fun This Summer!

Camp Horizon summer camp had something unique to offer every child with a disability and it has been an awesome summer for some very special campers! Our goal is to meet each child’s developmental needs and to provide a safe and fun environment. The participants had a blast at Camp Horizon. Animal week was very interesting for our campers. They enjoyed seeing the different types of small animals and reptiles.

The camper shirt says it all -  “it doesn’t get any better than this”. Here are couple of photos from this summer's camp!


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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