Decision delayed on Cobb’s Furr Family Park

Even though the matter was displayed on the Dec. 16 agenda of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, consideration on whether or not to approve a park master plan for the Old Westside Road property has been delayed indefinitely.

Known now as the Furr Family Park, the park is comprised of about 14 acres of open land bisected by a lake at the intersection of Austell-Powder Springs Road at Old Westside Road, said Cobb PARKS Director Jimmy Gisi in a Dec. 16 memo.

Proposed amenities include a rain garden, a playground, two pavilions, picnic tables, sculptural art, a boardwalk, a fishing pier, birdhouses, trails, paths, a restroom facility and two open play fields.

Cobb District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid requested the delay during the Dec. 16 meeting which was approved by the commissioners.

In a Dec. 26 email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cobb County Communications Director Ross Cavitt said the decision on when to place this project back on the agenda and whether or not to hold more public information meetings on the park will be determined by Cupid.

There have been two public information meetings on this park on March 11 and Aug. 12 at the Ron Anderson Recreation Center in Powder Springs - each attended by 25 to 30 people, he added.

“Those present really liked the proposed passive use of the property,” Cavitt said.