People play in the field at East Cobb Park. The county is seeking citizen input about the parks system master plan.
Photo: Jason Getz/AJC file photo
Photo: Jason Getz/AJC file photo

Have opinions about Cobb’s parks system? The county wants to hear them

More water fountains! New grass! Fix that leaky roof!

If you have opinions on Cobb’s parks system, the county is giving you a chance this month to talk with the parks consultant. Cobb is trying to update its master plan from 2001.

“Public input and participation is critical to the success of the master plan process,” the county said.

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The parks system encompasses everything from places you take the kids and dog out for sports leagues to the Mable House Arts Center. 

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.

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At these public meetings, Lawrenceville-based architectural and parks planning firm Lose & Associates will give a presentation about how the process works and what the parks system is planning.

There will be boards around the room showing examples of options for facilities like community parks, ball fields and recreation centers. Citizens will be asked to show support by putting stickers on the boards they like.

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Residents will also have the chance to have one-on-one conversations with the consultants and provide feedback on comment cards.

There will be an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE.

Here’s where and when the public meetings will be:

• Feb. 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta

• Feb. 22, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 South Main St. (inside Kennworth Park) in Acworth 

• Feb. 22, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta 

• Feb. 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ron Anderson Community Center, 3820 Macedonia Road in Powder Springs