Mission Statement: The Cobb Parks Coalition supports the expansion of Cobb County greenspace through full funding of the 2008 voter-approved $40 million Cobb Park Bond & enlarging stream corridor buffers.
Keeping the Greenspace momentum going! These Public Input Meetings for Park Master Plans are for the beautiful Properties purchased with the 2008 Park Bond, which we voted for 11 years ago. All public meeting times are 6:30-8:00 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
District 1: Anderson property -- Thursday, July 18, 6:30-8 p.m. West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
District 3: Ebenezer property -- Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-8 p.m. Noonday Baptist Church (sanctuary), 4121 Canton Road, Marietta
District 1: Price property -- Wednesday, July 31, 6:30-8 p.m.
West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
District 1: Kemp property -- Monday, Aug. 5, 6:30-8 p.m. West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
District 4: Henderson property -- Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton
District 4: Old Westside property -- Monday, Aug. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. Ron Anderson Recreation Center, 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs
Check out the comments from the 1st round of Park Master Plan Meetings.
In Cobb County, 9 Properties purchased with $27.5 million of the $40 million Park Bond referendum voters approved in 2008. Image Courtesy of the Marietta Daily Journal mdjonline.com
Since 2017, under the leadership of Chairman Boyce and the Board of Commissioners, over 400 acres have been saved with the Park Bond 2008 as voted by an overwhelming majority of Cobb citizens. $27.5 million dollars has been allocated from the $40 million approved & collected in the Debt Service Fund, so only $12.5 million remains to be allocated for purchasing properties to be saved as greenspace!
Ways to encourage the Board of Commissioners to complete Park Bond as voters decided by Referendum vote and funded via property taxes since 2008:
More News & Previous Events
Purchased with the 2006 Park Bond, 26-acre Mabry Park is set to officially open with a ribbon-cutting this May 2 at 6:30pm!
Info on how to join in the celebration here!
"The park is located at 4345-4063 Wesley Chapel Road, just below the intersection with Sandy Plains Road. More than a decade in the making, Mabry Park joins East Cobb Park as a passive public park in the community." Read more in the East Cobb News article.
Update in December 2018: $27.5 million of the $40 million Park Bond referendum has been spent with Debt Service Funds, as planned since 2008 when voters overwhelmingly approved this at the ballot box.
See the MDJ article with a map of Cobb's newest parkland for more information.
From June 2018 "Cobb County and Mrs. Tritt have reached an agreement to save a portion of the beautiful, historic piece of property in East Cobb as green space for all citizens to enjoy..." The Tritt property in East Cobb was the impetus for the first $40M Park Bond in 2006, and was a 1st tier property with the Park Bond in 2008. The property traveled a zig-zag path to preservation as a Cobb County park for 12 years and we can finally celebrate a partial victory! Supporters are encouraged to wear green and attend the Cobb Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7pm located at 100 Cherokee St., Marietta 30090 (Marietta Square) to celebrate the occasion. See you there!! Find out more details here: MDJ article, East Cobb News article, Marietta Patch article, Cobb County Courier article, Bob Ott's Newsletter
More Park Bond 2008 Stories In the News
The Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 was a positive game-changer for the 2008 Park Bond and for the Braves Stadium financing plan.
1. The millage rate approved by the Board of Commissioners respected Park Bond 2008 funding without a tax increase.
2. The BoC restructured how the Braves stadium bond will be financed with the millage rate, so it can no longer be asserted that Cobb County is using all the Park Bond funds for the Stadium Bond.
Thank you for your efforts to email, call and encourage the county to do the right thing with the $40 million Park Bond Cobb citizens voted for and overwhelmingly approved on November 4, 2008. Your actions made a difference!
Chairman Boyce has championed the Park Bond voter-approved referendum that 2 previous Chairmen and the Board of Commissions neglected to fund for over 8 years. We thank Chairman Boyce and the current Board of Commissioners for the July 25 meeting results. Chairman Boyce and other Commissioners have promised to fund the remainder of the Park Bond in a future budget, which is also possible without a tax increase simply by a continuation of the millage already available. Read the finer details here.
Join Us: Become a greenspace advocate by attending the next Cobb Parks Coalition meeting. Contact Roberta for more information.