Cobb approves final plan for Mableton Town Square

“The true definition of a pocket park.”

That’s how Cobb’s parks director, Eddie Canon, described Mableton Town Square this week just before commissioners voted to approve a master plan for the 1.6-acre greenspace. 

The county has not allocated funding to implement the modest plan, which includes benches, water fountains, picnic tables and a playground. But several local businesses have expressed interest in sponsoring the improvements, said Commissioner Lisa Cupid, who represents the area. 

“I’m happy that there’s a cohesive plan,” Cupid said. She added, however, that the new playground is smaller than the one that was demolished when the square was built alongside a new elementary school. 

The park’s development comes at a time of reinvigorated civic enthusiasm in Mableton, with efforts underway to create a new city and/or a community improvement district

Joel Cope, president of the Mableton Improvement Coalition, said his personal opinion is that the design for the town square is a good one. 

“The idea is to create opportunities for folks to engage,” he said. “I think you can’t have enough of that.”

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