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August 2022

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Cobb International Festival returns for 2022

Cobb County has grown by more than 15 percent in the past decade and is increasingly more diverse. In honor of all the unique influences and cultural diversity that make our community thrive, Cobb County will host the 2022 International Festival on Saturday, Aug. 27, from noon - 6 p.m. at Jim R. Miller Park Event Center, 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta.

The festival will feature various local and international music, art, eclectic dancing, food, imaginative crafts, beautiful jewelry, a kids’ corner and many other vendors. It will also give local businesses the chance to foster economic growth.

Entertainers who want to participate can apply here through Aug. 6. Vendors will be accepted until Aug. 11. To apply, follow this link.

Celebrating our differences - as well as our shared values - helps unite and educate us. You are invited to be a part of this culinary and cultural experience. Many countries will be represented at this family-friendly event. Admission is free. 

Summer Fun Movie Series - Disney's 'Luca' 

Join Cobb PARKS for our last Summer Fun Movie at the Mountain View Aquatic Center parking lot, 2650 Gordy Pkwy, Marietta. Bring a blanket and a chair for this outdoor event. There will be fun activities, food trucks and ice cream. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta sponsors these events.

The movie is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Registration, is required and begins today, Aug. 1.

The fee is $20 per vehicle. You may register by following this link.

Fun in the Park Photo Contest

As you enjoy Cobb parks and facilities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the memories of nature, wildlife 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 the rules and download the photo contest web page entry form.

Osborne area recreation/community center 

As part of the 2016 and 2022 SPLOST programs, the County has purchased approximately 21 acres of land on Smyrna Powder Springs Road next to Birney Elementary School and Milford Park to build a recreation/community center. The building will be approximately 25,000 square feet, is expected to serve all ages and possibly include a basketball gymnasium, classrooms, meeting spaces and exercise areas. Once all public input is received, the design will begin and should be completed within a year. Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2023, with the building being open for use in late 2024.

Ribbon cutting at Old Clarkdale Park

Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Old Clarkdale Park Saturday, Aug. 6, starting at 4 p.m. There will be children's activities, giveaways, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and a movie. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m., and the film begins at 6 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs for the movie. The movie will be Disney's The Rookie. Parking will be at the Threadmill Complex, 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Austell and shuttle service will be provided to the park.

The event is free to the public. Plan to come out and join the fun! The new park is a 6-acre passive park with a pavilion, restrooms, a community garden with a shed, playground, adult exercise equipment and an ADA-accessible walking path.

Dog park closed Aug. 3 for maintenance

For maintenance, the dog park at Sweat Mountain Park will be closed on the morning of Aug. 3. The park will reopen at noon. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation during this period.

Fishing Rodeo results

Cobb PARKS' Natural Resources Management unit recently hosted the annual Fishing Rodeos at four different parks. Each had a great turnout. The winners from the first three events are as follows:

Hyde Farm Park (top five)

  1. Ben Lewis
  2. Aryn Han
  3. Maximus Pathammavong
  4. Robert Brown
  5. Daniel San Miguel

Lost Mountain Park (top five) (see photos here)

  1. Matthew Nash
  2. Max Sigourney
  3. Henry Watson
  4. Lucy Watson
  5. Brixton Lummus

Ebeneezer Downs Park (top five) (see photos here)

  1. Sean McGinnis
  2. Maximus Pathammavong
  3. Jackson Woodruff
  4. Matthew Martinez
  5. Landon Perry

Congratulations to all the winners.

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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