Parks and Recreation

MIC’s Parks Committee advocates, monitors, and promotes parks, cultural amenities, recreational resources, and greenspace in our community.  We also support the work of the Cobb County and the City of Mableton park and recreation departments.  Mableton is rich with park, recreation, and entertainment assets, including the Silver Comet Trail and the upcoming Chattahoochee Riverlands Greenway Trail. These remarkable assets are vital to expanding the quality of life in our community.

Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Trail

The  Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Trail project is a grand vision for a multi-use recreational and educational resource trail along a 100-mile strip of the Chattahoochee River, from Buford Dam on Lake Lanier to Chattahoochee Bend State Park in Coweta County. 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.  This project is being managed by a joint Project Management Team (PMT), led by  the Trust for Public Land (TPL), as well as the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Cobb County Government, the City of Atlanta, and other municipalities in the Atlanta Metro area. The project was designed in collaboration with the Chattahoochee Working Group (CWG), a collection of selected local residents, political officials, and local organizations, including Mableton Improvement Coalition (MIC).

Mableton Pilot Site – Mableton has been selected as the pilot site for the first phase of the Riverlands Greenway Trail.  This segment of the trail will run along the river parallel to Discovery Park at the River Line. Phase 1 (approximately 1.2 miles) will run from Nickajack Creek heading north towards the property line at the rear of Maxim Crane, whose frontage is on Veterans Memorial Highway.  Phase 2 is planned to run from Nickajack Creek south to Mableton Parkway, where is regional trailhead is planned. The pilot project is expected to be completed and opened in 2026.

Learn more about this transformational project at: Chattahoochee Riverlands Greenway Trail Website
View renderings:  Mableton Showcase Site Rendering and More Trail Renderings

Mableton Pilot Trail rendering

Discovery Park at the Riverline

6653 Discovery Boulevard, Mableton, GA 30126 map

Discovery Park is a 103-acre passive park that includes more than one mile of Chattahoochee River frontage in the midst of a bustling residential and commercial area. Walking paths wind through the wooded area where a variety of wildlife and plant life can be found. A portion of the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of the Civil War-era fortifications located there. The Chattahoochee Riverlands Greenway Trail will run parallel to this park.   Explore the History of the Park

Discovery Park

Heritage Park

60 Fontaine Road, Mableton, GA 30126 map

Heritage Park is a natural habitat-focused park offering nature programs and tranquility. Its unpaved wooded trails meanders along Nickajack Creek and connects to the Silver Comet Trail as well as Concord Covered Bridge.  Dog-walking is allowed (on-leash only). Amenities include: Picnic tables (covered),  Restrooms, Covered Pavilions, Boardwalk/wetlands observation area, Historic cemetery and old mill building, Bird boxes & lookouts (including waterfalls). For more information about the park, click here.

Heritage Park

Lions Park

620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton, GA 30126 map

Mostly known for its baseball fields, Lions Park is also home to the South Cobb Community Center, used often for events, voting poll, and various meetings (capacity: 300).  The park was created and managed by the Lions Club many years ago, then was transferred to Cobb County.  Amenities include: Baseball fields, restrooms and concession building, 1 small and one large picnic pavilion, batting cages, playground and ample parking.  For further information, including how to register for sports leagues or field reservations, click here.

Lions Park

Nickajack Park

5500 Nickajack Park Road SE, Mableton, GA 30126 map

Nickajack Park is a small quiet park with the many amenities, nestled downhill off Oakdale Road, not far from the Oakdale/Buckner Roads intersection.  You’ll find basketball goals/courts, baseball/softball fields, football field, multi-purpose court, tennis courts, playground, covered pavilions, batting cage, and concessions stand.  For detailed information, click here.

Nickajack Playground

Thompson Park

Thompson Park located at 555 Nickajack Road, Mableton is a small, forested getaway area offering a quiet space for residents to enjoy nature, including the sound of a large water fountain nearby.

The Thompson Park Community Center is available for rental for events/parties/meetings. Amenities include a pavilion with a picnic table, a small lake with ducks and geese, a children’s playground and catch ‘n release fishing. For more information on Thompson Park, as well as other Cobb County Parks, click here.

Lake Fountain at Thompson Park

Mableton Town Square

This “pocket park”, nestled on Church Street in the center of the original downtown Mableton, in front of Mableton Elementary School, is one of our newest parks – the Mableton Town Square. This one-acre space is a great neighborhood amenity.

This park was created at MIC’s request, when the roadwork resulted in this one-acre green space in the heart of historic Mableton. Once the property was turned over the the Parks Department, MIC worked with them to invite the community to the “Imagine the Mableton Square” event, where residents contributed their ideas for the park. The master plan for this park has received a 2018 GPTQ award for Context Sensitive Design, and an Honor Award at ACEC GA Engineering Excellence Awards in 2018. It is an outgrowth of the “Lifelong Mableton Project” via the Atlanta Regional Commission, as well as a joint project by Cobb County’s Community Development, PARKS and Transportation departments.

Mableton Town Square Playground

Tramore Park

2150 E West Connector, Austell, GA 30168

Tramore Park is a beautiful park perfect for family recreation. With 11 soccer fields, two (2) playgrounds and multiple concession stands, any family would love this park. Click here for more information.

Tramore Park

Wallace Park

6289 Pisgah Road, Mableton, GA 30126

Wallace Park is home to youth football and baseball teams along with tennis and softball.  Click here for more information.

In addition to Mableton’s area parks, our community also has wonderful recreation centers, historic properties, entertainment and arts venues, such as the Mable House.  For more details on these amenities, visit the Cobb PARKS website.  You may also contact Demetrius Lockett, MIC Parks Committee Chair, for more information.

Wallace Park