Update: It’s Open! The three-acre Aviation Park cost $2.7 million and was funded by the Town Center Community Improvement District and the Town Center Community Alliance. Check out the airplane-shaped climbing rope web, control tower-themed bathrooms, and the picnic pavilion is designed to look like a wing. Plus, the park is located near the end of the airport’s runway, which is why there’s an open area designed to specifically watch planes in flight. This flight-themed recreation area can be found at the corner of Barrett Lakes and Cobb Place Boulevards, adjacent to the Cobb County International Airport. You can even rent a Zagster bike to explore.
When completed, Aviation Park will offer the community outdoor possibilities that combine old-fashioned fun with access to modern recreation. The goal is to convert high-profile but under-utilized green space to an aviation-themed park, located at the corner of Barrett Lakes Boulevard and Cobb Place Boulevard, adjacent to the end of the Cobb International Airport runway.
According to the CID, the reasoning behind the aviation theme is primarily due to the great location near the end of the runway at McCollum Field. The park will have aviation-themed playground equipment, restroom facilities designed to mimic the TC Tower to some degree, an open area for airplane viewing, a bike share station, and there are also plans for the ability to hear the Tower!
The area will continue to feature a docking station for the Zagster Town Center Bike Share Program that was added in November 2015.