A new equestrian-friendly park is planned for Powder Springs, and the Cobb County Parks Department are accepting construction bids for phase one work this month.
Located at 5315 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs, but currently not open to the public except for planned events, the park is a little over 300 acres with Sweetwater Creek running through a portion of the property.
According to Cobb County Parks, planned elements of Phase I include road work, enhanced access features, more parking, restrooms and more. For better access from Brownsville Road, a deceleration lane and turn lane will be added, and the park entrance will be widened to accommodate horse trailers. A bridge over Sweetwater Creek is also planned to allow travel on horseback to other portions of the property that are currently not accessible from the parking area.
A statement from Cobb County Parks indicates that the agency is hopeful that construction may begin in Fall 2022, and require approximately one year for completion of phase one.
New multi-use trails will accommodate horseback riding and hiking. A house on the property will be renovated into classrooms for environmental education studies at the park location.
Cobb Parks is a branch of the Cobb County Government, under the jurisdiction of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. An appointed Recreation Board serves as the department's advisory body that provides recommendations for programs, services and facilities. According to the Cobb County website, Cobb Parks manages 90 properties, of which 78 are developed parks, that encompass over 6,000 acres. As the primary provider of leisure services and facilities within the county, the department provides a wide range of athletic, artistic, therapeutic and educational services.
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