Friends for the East Cobb Park
In 1998, a group of individuals associated with the East Cobb Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce joined together to form the non-profit Friends for the East Cobb Park. Their unifying vision was to create a passive Park that would serve as a community gathering place. Their goal was to raise funds sufficient to purchase an appropriate property and deed it to Cobb County who would develop and maintain the Park.
Almost from the beginning, the Friends enjoyed the support of Cobb County Government. The County’s public acknowledgment of the Friends’ mission added credibility to the effort and their challenge and commitment to support the project allowed the formation of a powerful Public-Private Partnership.
Working as a team, Cobb County and Friends for the East Cobb Park funded the professional design of the park, which includes open grass fields, walking trails, stream overlooks, a “destination” playground, picnic pavilions, an outdoor classroom and an outdoor stage.
Construction of this initial phase began in 2002, and the official Dedication Ceremony was held on June 28, 2003. East Cobb Park was an immediate success in the community, and has surpassed both Cobb County’s and the Friends’ greatest expectations for attendance and public satisfaction.
10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Friends for the East Cobb Park celebrated the 10 year anniversary of East Cobb Park! Guests included founders of the park, East Cobb Civitan Club, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia State Attorney General Sam Olens, Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee, and Commissioner Bob Ott. An anniversary presentation was followed by games, jumpys, face-painting, refreshments, live music and DJ entertainment!