Friday, December 21, 2012
Kennesaw will break ground on the first phase of the Kennesaw Skatepark on Jan. 10.
- Pam Davis
Friday, December 21, 2012
Groundbreaking on the first phase of the Kennesaw Skatepark in Swift-Cantrell Park will take place on Thursday, January 10 at 11 a.m., according to project leader and Assistant City Manager Jeff Drobney. The facility will be the first ever permanent skatepark to feature elements modeled on a competitive street skatepark plaza design. It will be capable of hosting large and small size skateboarding events. The first phase will consist of two projects: the skatepark plaza, and additional parking, lighting and restrooms at Swift-Cantrell Park. The flow course and bowl will be built during the second phase for which fund raising is in progress. “We’re excited that construction on this long-anticipated project is beginning,” said Mayor Mark …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The 40,000-square-foot park will be constructed in two phases.
More than a year after Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews announced a partnership with the Rob Dyrdek Foundation to design and build a state-of-the-art skatepark at Swift-Cantrell Park, the Kennesaw City Council agreed Monday to move forward with the construction of the $1.7-million project. The 40,000-square-foot park will be constructed in two phases. Phase I, the construction of a $740,827 skatepark plaza, is estimated to take six months once it starts, said Pam Davis, the city's spokeswoman. Because work will begin only on those portions of the project that have full funding in place, the start of Phase II will depend on the availability of funds, she said. So far, Kennesaw has $1.4 million that was approved by voters as part of the 2011 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Life University has offered to pay for the equipment in exchange for permanent naming rights.
Life University wants to leave its imprint at Swift-Cantrell Park. And if all goes according to plan, a wellness station at the Kennesaw park will be named after the Marietta university, which has offered to donate the $35,000 needed to cover the cost of the equipment. The Kennesaw City Council at 6:30 p.m. tonight is expected to authorize a resolution "to approve and support the permanent naming of the Life University Wellness Station at Swift-Cantrell Park," according to the council's agenda. The city's parks and recreation department backs the plan, which would give Life a presence at all 5K races, Fit City events, Program Palooza and two movie events for a 3-year period beginning in 2013. A final legal agreement will be brought to the …
Monday, October 8, 2012
About 300 people ran through Kennesaw on Saturday.
The Garden Gallop 5K was held Saturday and the Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Department has announced the results. With a time of 16:28, Steve Bell was the overall male winner. Tara Gormley, who clocked in at 19:01, was the overall female winner. In the masters division, John Webb and Tonya Watford were the overall male and female winners. Webb finished in 18:10, while Watford finished in 23:02. About 300 ran in Saturday's race, which started in downtown Kennesaw, continued through Swift-Cantrell Park and finished back in downtown. Click here for the complete list of the winners. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Kennesaw Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The current master plan for Swift-Cantrell Park is more than six years old.
Kennesaw residents will be able to voice their opinion on the city's master plan for Swift-Cantrell Park. The city council voted Monday night to authorize City Manager Steve Kennedy to review the master plan and solicit input from residents. Kennedy said the city's demographics have changed since the plan was first created more than six years ago. "We need to go back and run the process through again to determine if what we have down is what everyone still wants," Kennedy said. "Do we need to refine it in any way?" The original master plan included an aquatic center and a recreation center, among other items. "Are they still the priority that we go with?" Kennedy asked. He said city staff members may use a variety of options to solicit …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The meeting starts at 6:30 tonight.
Should Swift-Cantrell Park's master plan be revised? That topic is on the agenda of tonight's Kennesaw City Council meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Councilman Jeff Duckett wants staff to come up with a way to gauge residents' views of the current plan, which is more than six years old. "Maybe opinions have changed or maybe opinions haven't changed," he said during Wednesday's work session. "I just want ... some kind of study, maybe multiple studies, to figure out what is desired of the public now and if it needs to be changed or if it needs to be tweaked." Duckett's request comes as the city prepares to solicit Requests for Proposals for exercise equipment that will be installed along the outer trail of the park. The …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
About 16,000 parks received votes in Coca-Cola's America Is Your Park contest. Swift-Cantrell was one of just four parks to receive a monetary award from the Coca-Cola's Live Positively Foundation.
During today's Worldwide Day of Play at Swift-Cantrell Park, Coca-Cola presented a check for $15,000 that "will allow us to invest in exercise equipment along the trail much sooner than we might have otherwise," Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews said. Watch the video for scenes from the day. Related content Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Kennesaw Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Here are some events for the whole family in Kennesaw and other parts of Cobb County.
Urban Hoedown What: This two-day festival, “Gown and Dirty,” to be held Friday, September 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will offer an array of entertainment that’s fun for all age groups, from live music, hay rides and obstacles, arts and crafts vendors and a football tailgating station to the only corn maze inside the Atlanta city limits. Local food trucks, barbecue vendors and local breweries will be coming out to supply food and beverages all day and night. The “Urban Hoedown” kicks off a night program which will include live music, a “Hairy Man” contest where men will be awarded for best facial hair, a bonfire and lots of star gazing. Where: 6271 Riverview Rd SE, Mableton, GA | Get Directions…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Coca-Cola will present the grant during a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the park.
After receiving nearly 3 million online votes in Coca-Cola's "America Is Your Park" contest, Swift-Cantrell Park has won a $15,000 grant to install exercise stations along park trails. Swift-Cantrell was randomly selected to receive the "wildcard" recreation grant after people from across the country voted for six weeks for their favorite national, state and local parks. Coca-Cola will present the grant to Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews and Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation president R.J. Patel during a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the park. Related content Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Kennesaw Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The final movie in the series is The Lorax.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The city of Kennesaw’s 2012 Outdoor Movie Series at Swift-Cantrell Park concludes on Saturday with a free showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. The Lorax is an animated film with a stout, feisty, mustached creature and a powerful message about environmental responsibility.The film is rated PG, and features the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate and Betty White. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. A selection of food, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Children's activities, including inflatables, and giveaways will begin at 6 p.m. and the film will be shown at dark and projected onto a giant inflatable screen. Parking is available at…