Cobb approves proposed $1.8M aviation-themed public park

A map of the aviation-themed park Cobb County recently approved just west of Town Center CID in Kennesaw.
A map of the aviation-themed park Cobb County recently approved just west of Town Center CID in Kennesaw.

Credit: Town Center CID

Credit: Town Center CID

Cobb County may have lots of history rooted in its train tracks, but soon it might give aeronautical travel some respect.

Cobb commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the Town Center Community Improvement District's request to construct an aviation-themed public park.

A county news release put the pricetag at about $1.8 million. The CID will be picking up the whole bill, according to the news release.

There were no design details included in the release nor the agenda item.

This park will be on county-owned land at  Cobb Place Boulevard and Barrett Lakes Boulevard, just of the west side of Town Center in Kennesaw.

Parks have lately been a touchy subject for Cobb. Residents voted in 2008 to approve a $40 million referendum for more greenspace, but none of that happened until commissioners recently approved $24.7 million for expansion.

As for design and construction, those will be the responsibility of the CID.

The county will approve the design and, once completed, maintain the park.

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