East Cobb Park directly benefits our community and has been possible because of the community’s ongoing volunteer and fundraising efforts. The land will forever remain a park, and gives us a place to play, exercise, relax, enjoy the outdoors, and gather with friends and family. The park needs your continued help and support to keep this dream alive and to continue to thrive.
East Cobb Park is maintained by Cobb County Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs (with special thanks to Doug Kirby). However, there is much additional work related to events planning, fundraising and public relations that is volunteered by individuals and organizations.
Friends for the East Cobb Park is a volunteer organization made up of Officers, a Board of Trustees, and Advisory Board. Committees have been formed to support the growth of the park in many aspects.
Most committee meetings occur monthly or quarterly, depending on the level of activity at the time. We are currently seeking volunteers for all committees. If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering your time or service to the park, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Artscape! (Spring, Summer & Fall)
Sunday Fundays (May-October)
East Cobb Wine & Vine Market (October)
Holiday Lights (December)
Towhee Trail Program
Towhee Trail Map (PDF)
The goal of the Friends for the East Cobb Park’s Towhee Trail Program is to restore the native woodland habitat by removing non-native, invasive plants and adding Georgia native plants to supplement the thriving population along East Cobb Park’s Towhee Trail.
The program provides individuals, groups and families an opportunity to adopt a 200 foot section along the trail and tend it, to include removal of non-native or invasive plants, re-establish native tree and plant populations (bought by volunteers or acquired through the Georgia Native Plant Society Rescue Program), remove trash and workday debris. Fallen trees shall be left in place unless written permission is given by Friends for the East Cobb Park, Inc. (FFECP) and Cobb County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs (CCPRCA). This is a great hands-on learning opportunity!
UPDATE: Looking for volunteers to adopt the ORANGE and YELLOW sections. For more info, please email TowheeTrail@eastcobbpark.org .
Towhee Trail Adoption Guidelines are as follows:
1. Download the following document to get started:
Adopt-A-Section of Towhee Trail Program Application
2. Once approved, group agrees to:
– Adopt-A-Section of Towhee Trail Program Statement of Understanding
– Adopt-A-Section of Towhee Trail Program Release of Liability
– Adopt-A-Section of Towhee Trail Program Parental Consent and Release of Liability
3. On each visit, group submits:
More info about current adoption groups:
BLUE section is regularly maintained. Friends of Towhee Trail are a busy group of friends who already volunteer in the community but were looking for an opportunity to work on a community project that would bring them together at least once a month to catch up with each other’s lives and to share laughs…adopting a section of Towhee Trail fulfilled this desire. Working, sweating and laughing together removing invasive plants, restoring and beautifying the trail indeed keeps friends close. These friends are master gardeners and/or members of the Georgia Native Plant Society.
GREEN section (Haltom Family) is worked at least twice a year. Drs Tom and Kay Kirkpatrick Haltom are long-time East Cobb residents. Dr. Tom is an emergency physician at East Cobb Urgent Care, just down the street from the park. Dr. Kay is a hand surgeon with Resurgens Orthopaedics, whose foundation donated the all-accessible playground on the upper level. Their kids, Sydney and Marshall were both raised in East Cobb and participated in “Pennies for the Park” when they attended Eastside Elementary. Sydney is an avid gardener and attends Middlebury College. Marshall did his Eagle Scout project on the Towhee Trail and attends Stanford University.
WHITE section (East Cobb Rotary) is regularly maintained.