Powder Springs, GA

New Powder Springs Park to Feature Equestrian and Hiking Trails, Education Programs

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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.

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Mixed use equestrian and hiking trails are planned at Violet F. Stout Park in Powder Springs.Photo: DeanLand / Our Travel Cafe

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.

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The master plan for Violet Stout Park includes new access points, multi-use trails and public facilitiesMap: Cobb County Parks

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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I'm Dean Landeche, a trained journalist, global marketing executive and experienced business leader who has run successful enterprises spanning five continents while serving customers who are among the world's best and largest restaurants. I've left the corporate business world behind, now living in Northwest Georgia and writing about avocations including outdoor excursions, family-friendly travel, road trips, exploration ideas for active seniors and some of my community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries, and I'm still counting up. I'm now a traveler, hiker, cyclist, blogger, marketing consultant, community volunteer and local high school band nerd who previously has lived in Florida, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi. I'm a South Louisiana-born French Cajun whose great-grandparents were sugar farmers, bar owners and reputed bootleggers. My upbringing in food-rich Louisiana and my restaurant industry career affirmed my status as an over-qualified eater. That also inspired the name of my blog, OurTravelCafe.com. There, I offer up a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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