Doug Kirby, Crew Supervisor, East Cobb Park
East Cobber, April 2005
Doug Kirby is lucky – he has a job he loves. East Cobb residents are lucky because they have Doug Kirby as the Crew Chief for the maintenance of East Cobb Park. It’s the job of Doug and his crew to keep East Cobb Park, as well as Fullers Park and the Wright property, in top condition and running smoothly. East Cobb Park is unique in that it is the only truly passive park in the area; other Cobb County parks have sports venues. Doug feels that residents can feel closer to nature here than at other parks, because of the tree canopies and wildlife.
When Doug talks about East Cobb Park, his pride shows, “My heart is in my work and I feel good about what I do.” He makes sure that the landscaping is well-groomed and that the park is a safe place for everyone, especially the kids. “Doug Kirby has taken a leadership role in the preservation and expansion of our fondest dream come true … The East Cobb Park Executive Committee members feel honored to work with Doug and have seen his consistent determination to make the park shine for those who use it and love it,” shares Woody Snell, President, Friends for the East Cobb Park. Doug’s hard work was recently recognized when he was named Cobb County Employee of the quarter.
When he’s away from the park, Doug lives in Paulding County with his wife, Kim. He has one daughter and two grandchildren. In his spare time, he builds one-of-a-kind furniture. He enjoys taking a piece from a house that’s about to be destroyed and turning it into something functional, such as a piece of furniture. He loves to stay active and says he’s not happy if he slows down – fortunately for us East Cobbers!