There are so many great things that residents of East Cobb enjoy: the award winning schools, the friendly neighborhoods, the access to shops and restaurants. Another aspect of life in East Cobb is recreation. Thankfully, East Cobb has an amazing park system. With so many parks, you are sure to find one that suits your needs.
Sweat Mountain Park
A unique feature of Sweat Mountain Park is it’s Dog Park. This off leash park opened in 2006 and has been enjoyed by thousands of dogs and their owners since then. Mature trees provide shade in the warmer months, and there are dog watering stations to keep pets cool. Fencing separates the Small Dog area (under 30 lbs) from the Large Dog area. The entire area is mulched with wood chips and benches allow pet owners to relax while watching the action.
Pet owners are not the only ones who can enjoy Sweat Mountain Park. Baseball is big at Sweat Mountain Park! The entire baseball complex has been recently remodeled and includes three fields, batting cages, two practice fields and a concession stand. If you tire of watching or playing baseball take a relaxing walk through the park’s walking trails to unwind. Tennis courts, a picnic pavillion and a huge playground round out this hidden East Cobb gem.
Hyde Park Farm
Looking for something different? Check out Hyde Park Farm. This piece of the past is a rare example of what farming looked like in the 20th century. Farming began on this land in 1840 with the Power family and when the last owner JC Hyde passed away in 2004, efforts began to save the site from development. The efforts were successful and the 135 acre land, farm and buildings have been preserved as an educational and recreational facility. Stepping onto Hyde Farm is like a journey back in time. There are terraced gardens, an old farmhouse and a working well. A community garden is maintained by volunteers. There is a pond to fish in, fields and walking trails to explore. This treasure of Cobb County stands in stark contrast to the development all around it.
East Cobb Park
Without a doubt the most well known and well used park in East Cobb is the aptly named East Cobb Park. Open since 2003 this park is the culmination of a fundraising campaign spearheaded by The Friends of East Cobb Park. East Cobb Park has it all! There are two playgrounds, and both are suitable for toddlers up to tweens. Both playground areas are fenced off from the rest of the park and have plenty of benches and picnic tables for resting and enjoying a snack. A covered pavilion right next to the huge open field is the perfect place to hold a birthday party, family reunion or other large gathering.
Scattered throughout the walking trails of the park are smaller pavilions that hold single picnic tables and grills. An open stage is used for many community events such as Sunday Funday and the Holiday Lights Celebration. The stage can also be used for private events such as Girl Scout ceremonies and class picnics. A huge grassy area in front of the stage is a great spot to watch all the goings on from your picnic blanket. The many mature trees provide the perfect spot for hanging out in an Eno while reading or taking a quick nap.
Sewell Mill Creek
Sewell Mill Creek runs through East Cobb Park and it’s shallow banks are the perfect spot to cool off in hot weather. Both dogs and humans enjoy this activity! The walking trails criss cross Sewell Mill Creek and are well maintained for bikers and hikers. The trails have been expanded and now offer access to Fuller’s Park. East Cobb Park truly has something for everyone!