East Cobb Park Rules and Regulations
Review Itemized Rules below:
- All events and/or presentations must comply with state obscenity laws and anti-discrimination laws.
- Moonwalks, other large inflatables may be used; however, installers must meet in advance of the event with onsite staff. The inflatables should be installed @ pavilion #1 only (within 15’ of the pavilion) used and removed on the same day. Overnight installation will not be permitted. A certificate of liability for an amount of $1,000,000.00 must be provided in advance.
- The following are not allowed: paint or paint ball guns, water balloons, petting zoos, pony or horse rides, no organized animal shows with the exception of organized educational programs.
- Reservations for the large pavilion will be in four-hour blocks as follows: 8:00 to 12:00 noon, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. If someone has reserved a four-hour block of time, they may check 24 hours in advance to expand their time into an empty adjacent time block.
- Organizers of fund raising events for non-profit agencies may be contacted by the Friends for the East Cobb Park to solicit a donation towards their fund raising efforts for improvements to East Cobb Park.
- No commercial events or activities are allowed in the Park.
- In order to reserve the Outdoor Classroom, you must contact Rusty Simpson @ 770-528-8840. While parks are exempt from noise ordinances, we strive to be good neighbors to the communities in which we are located. Please assure that all music and other noise are kept to a minimal level.
- All organized team activities that could damage the lawns are restricted.
- No glass containers are allowed in the park.
- No selling of food or other items is allowed; no alcoholic beverages are allowed. No solicitation is allowed in Cobb County parks.
- No portable grills, propane tanks or ground fires are allowed and catered food must be precooked/prepaid.
- The stage can only be reserved for performances. Lyrics must be approved prior to event.
- The organizer of an event may be required to supply liability insurance if determined by County staff.
- For all stage reservations, all advertisements/flyers must be approved by the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs staff.
- All concerts/stage reservations require hiring a Cobb County Police Officer(s) for traffic control and security. You must forward the officers name, badge # and your signed contract to the parks representative making your reservation.
- Reservations are made for adults 18 years or older.
- No weddings/rehearsal dinners allowed.
A Special Event is one that:
• Expects greater than 50 people to attend, and/or
• Is publicly advertised
• Reserves the stage and stage area for a performance and/or
• Is open to the general public, and/or
Organizers of a Special Event may be required to meet the following requirements:
- Provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance
- Reserve the main pavilion in addition to the stage
- Post signs at the Park at least three days in advance and on the day of the event to alert other users
- Reserve the upper parking lot for event parking for events with greater than 50 people; the paved lot in the front of the Park will remain open for casual Park visitors (Staff to post Special Event Parking directional signs.)
- Meet with County staff in advance, to include the Technical Director, for staged performances. Use of offensive lyrics for any musical productions is prohibited. Park staff has the authority to stop a performance. Decibel maximum is 95.
For East Cobb Park Reservations:
Reserve one of the two large pavilions or the performance stage by contacting Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Eastern District Office. There is no charge for use of park facilities.
Reservations are made by visiting www.cobbcounty.org/parks
If the event organizers expect greater than 150 attendees, or if, given the nature of the organizers and the planned event, the County reasonably predicts greater than 150 attendees, then the organizers must:
- Arrange for all of the above, plus:
- Provide an authorized parking attendant to monitor vehicle entrance and direct parking
- Arrange for offsite parking at the approved locations as provided
- Provide adequate shuttle service to and from offsite parking
- Hire one or more off duty Cobb County Police Officers for traffic control and security. They may contact an officer at the Cobb County Rangers office at 770-528-8872.
For Special Events, the County will:
- Limit the number of Special Events to one per month (exceptions may be made for County sponsored or Friends sponsored events)
- Make appropriate staff available before, during and after events, as needed
- Allow reservations for more than four-hour blocks
- Provide guidance to aid organizers in event planning
- Always make the user/organizer aware of the limited parking area.