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.
Thanks to citizen effort, Cobb County purchased new park properties with $27.5 million of the $40 million Park Bond referendum voters approved in 2008. As of September 2019, only $12.5 million remains to be allocated for purchasing properties to be saved as greenspace! (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.
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 officially opened with a ribbon-cutting May 2, 2019!
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
Join Us: Become a greenspace advocate by attending the next Cobb Parks Coalition meeting. Contact Roberta for more information.