The Cobb County Board of Commissioners has approved the Mableton Town Square Master Plan, located on Church Street in front of Mableton Elementary School. The Commissioners took the action at their May 28 meeting on the recommendation of the Recreation Board. The plan includes a covered play area, benches, picnic tables, water fountain and a plaza area for small events.
The Square was construction with funds from the last SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) as part of a plan to upgrade the infrastructure in the historic center of Mableton. Investment of public funds to create amenities such as this public gathering space are designed to attract private investment and a redevelopment of the area. The Square is under the management of Cobb PARKS.
Last fall, the Mableton Improvement Coalition, in coordination with Cobb Parks, hosted a public event “Imagine the Mableton Square.” Residents were invited to stop by the Square on a Friday afternoon and share their ideas for creating a vibrant community space. Dozens of folks did just that, suggesting the benches, playground and other features that found their way into this new Master Plan.
Presently, there is no funding to carry out the Master Plan. In the coming months, MIC will be working to identify funding sources. If you’d like to be involved with this effort, please contact Julie Carrick, Chair of MIC’s Parks Committee.