Cobb PARKS manages 90 properties, of which 78 are developed parks, that encompass over 6,000 acres. As the primary provider of leisure services and facilities within the county, the department provides a wide range of athletic, artistic, therapeutic and educational services.
Specialized facilities include the Cobb County Civic Center Complex, Al Bishop and Lost Mountain Softball Complexes, five recreation centers, five community centers, four arts centers, the Mable House-Barnes Amphitheater, the Cobb Gymnastics Center, six tennis centers and 13 satellite tennis court locations, four indoor aquatic centers and two outdoor seasonal pools, more than 60 miles of trails, two golf courses and the fairgrounds at Jim Miller Park. The department also operates the Miller Park Event Center as a premier rental facility for special events. The department also serves as a resource for more than 70 of the County’s volunteer groups, assisting them in areas such as park use scheduling, incorporation, by-laws and technical expertise.
Cobb PARKS strives to provide instructional, competitive and social activities for people of all ages. Cobb’s facilities provide the opportunity for Cobb County residents to use their leisure time in a constructive, healthy, gratifying and inexpensive manner, and give the county’s youth the body-building and mind-expanding opportunity to pursue the recreational activity of their choice. Over 7 million participants took advantage of these programs and facilities during the past year and with the continuing expansion of Cobb’s population, the Department will endeavor to maintain its high standard of service to its residents.