MIC’s Parks Committee is dedicated to advocating for improvement and promotion of parks, cultural amenities, recreational resources, and greenspace in our community and supports the work of Cobb County’s Parks Department. We have athletic fields, the Silver Comet Trail, passive nature parks, an arts center, community centers, an amphitheater and other County-owned property not yet open to the public. Mableton is rich with these remarkable assets that are vital to expanding the quality of life in our community.
One of the Atlanta Region’s greatest natural resources is beginning to draw more attention for its enormous potential to connect people and communities in the region. The proposed Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway project is a grand vision for a multi-use recreational and educational resource trail along a 125-mile strip of the Chattahoochee River, from Buford Dam on Lake Lanier to Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Coweta County. The effort is managed by a joint Project Management Team (PMT) consisting of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the Trust for Public Land, Cobb County, and the City of Atlanta. The project was designed in collaboration with the Chattahoochee Working Group (CWG), a collection of selected residents and political officials working within the project area. Visit the Chattahoochee Riverlands website for a wealth of information about the entire 125-mile project.
Mableton Greenway Pilot – The Mableton spur of the proposed greenway has been selected as the site of the first phase of the greenway trail. This segment of the trail would run along the river parallel to Discovery Boulevard from Mableton Parkway to nearly Veterans Memorial Highway. Cobb County recently approved $1 million for the design of the trail. Check out the overall map, detailed maps of each segment, and images of the what the completed trail might look like. The trail would provide various recreational and educational opportunities for walkers, cyclists, as well as nooks for people to socialize or learn about the history and ecology of the river. Funding for construction of the trail is still to be determined. However, a mix of public-private partnership is expected to meet funding requirements.
Mableton Town Square
Nestled in the center of the original downtown Mableton, in front of Mableton Elementary School, is one of our newest parks – the Mableton Town Square. Created as a part of a community design process aimed at re-imagining Mableton’s historic center, this one-acre space holds great potential. Cobb County is installing a new playground, replacing the one previously enjoyed by the community at the adjacent Prater Park.
Benches, Tables, Water Fountains and Waste Bins are needed to complete this community gathering space. Sponsors and community benefactors are stepping forward to fund this equipment. Here is a map of how the Square will look when it’s complete.