Cobb, Smyrna have first two river parks

Discovery Park by Cobb PARKS and Riverview Park by Smyrna are the first parks along the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Discovery Park in Mableton was held this month. (Courtesy of Cobb County)
Discovery Park by Cobb PARKS and Riverview Park by Smyrna are the first parks along the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County. The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Discovery Park in Mableton was held this month. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Now Cobb County has two parks along the Chattahoochee River - Discovery Park owned by Cobb and Riverview Park owned by Smyrna.

Discovery Park covers 150 acres as an historical passive park.

For the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners was joined by the Cobb PARKS’ Recreation Board, the RiverLine group and members of the Mableton Improvement Coalition.

Discovery Park features a variety of well-preserved Civil War-era earthworks.

A portion of the acreage has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Discovery Park also has deed restrictions which allow its use only as an historic park with passive recreation and interpretation.

The long, thin park features long walking trails, scenic overlooks and Federal and Confederate Civil War historical redans.

Discovery Park is on Discovery Boulevard in Mableton south of Veterans Memorial Highway.

View the ceremony: youtu.be/FAdZFwIJ9XE

The Smyrna City Council voted 7-0 recently to accept about 5.5 acres as its first park along the Chattahoochee River to be known as Riverview Park.

A part of the Riverview Landing mixed-use development, the 5.5 acres has been transferred to Smyrna for the park, according to a city statement.

Already added by the developer, Riverview Park has a public parking area, public bathrooms, a small stage, a sitting area and a boat launch, the statement added.

Maintenance of the detention pond within the park will remain the responsibility of the Riverview Landing Owners Association.

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