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general information M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing public parks, facilities and recreation experiences that enrich the quality of life for the area residents and visitors through dedicated staff, sound management and community involvement.

CITY HOLIDAYS

Our administrative office, including the Ben Robertson Community Center, will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Tuesday, January 1....................................................................New Year’s Day Monday, January 21....................................................Martin Luther King Jr. Day Friday, April 19...............................................................................Good Friday Monday, May 27.......................................................................... Memorial Day Thursday, July 4..................................................................... Independence Day Monday, September 1........................................................................Labor Day Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29...........................................Thanksgiving Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24 & 25.......................................... Christmas

CITY STAFF

City Manager...........................................................Jeff Drobney jdrobney@kennesaw-ga.gov Parks & Recreation Director......................................Steve Roberts sroberts@kennesaw-ga.gov Recreation Division Manager....................................Amanda Glass aglass@kennesaw-ga.gov Parks Supervisor......................................................Rolando Pardo rpardo@kennesaw-ga.gov Special Events Coordinator........................................Brittani Farmer bfarmer@kennesaw-ga.gov Fundraiser and Events Specials..................................Molly Aaron maaron@kennesaw-ga.gov Office Assistants.......................................................Sarah Morrison smorrison@kennesaw-ga.gov Laura Woolsey lwoolsey@kennesaw-ga.gov

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL Mayor................................................................................... Derek Easterling Council Post 1........................................................................ Jim Eaton Council Post 2........................................................................ Tracy Viars Council Post 3........................................................................ Pat Ferris Council Post 4........................................................................ Chris Henderson Council Post 5........................................................................ David Blinkhorn

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City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department | 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144 Administrative Hours....................................... Monday to Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Telephone.............................................................................. (770) 422-9714 Fax....................................................................................... (678) 460-3373 Internet & Online Registration............................. www.kennesawparksandrec.com

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is member of the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

CUSTOMER SATISFATION

As a valued customer, you are our highest priority. Our goal is to be the premier provider for all your recreation and leisure service’s needs. If you experience something at one of our parks or facilities, special events or recreation programs that does not meet your expectations, please notify us promptly and we will do our best to assist you.

Web Directory

Kennesaw Business Association | www.kennesawbusiness.org Kennesaw City Hall | www.kennesaw-ga.gov | (770) 424-8274 Kennesaw Police | www.kennesaw-ga.gov/police | (770) 422-2505 Smith-Gilbert Gardens | www.smithgilbertgardens.com | (770) 919-0248 Southern Museum | www.southernmusuem.org | (770) 427-2117 Swift-Cantrell Park Foundation | www.swiftcantrellpark.org Kennesaw Baseball Association | www.kennesawbaseball.com Kennesaw Girls Softball Association | www.kennesawsoftball.com Kennesaw Futbol Club/SSA North | www.ssaelite.com Kennesaw Mountain youth football and cheer | www.kmhsfootball.com July 3rd event | www.kennesawjuly3.com A Day with Santa | www.adaywithsanta.com Pigs and Peaches | www.pigsandpeaches.com

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table of contents

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Parks & Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 Instructors Needed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Youth Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Adult Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17

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How to get involved?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Volunteers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Community Sports Leagues . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Registration & Rental Info and Policies. . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23

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Drinking Fountains

Wellness Station

Wi-Fi

Picnic Tables

Benches

Pavilions

Grills

Playgrounds

42.0

Dog Park

Swift-Cantrell

Skatepark

1L

Trail

Soccer Fields

Basketball Courts

Batting Cages

10 L

Tennis Courts

Ball Fields

Adams

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Park/Facility Name

Play Fields

Acres

PARKS & FACILITIES

Community Parks 2L

1L

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Neighborhood Parks Deer eld

5.0

Pine Mountain

4.7

Woodland

3.5

Butler Ridge

0.5

City Hall

0.5

Chalker

2.25

Fairfax

1 UL

Small Urban Parks

1 UL

2.0

Kennesaw Station

0.2

McCollum

0.5

Shillings

0.25

Tara

0.5

Terry Lane

0.5

Winchester Forest

1.2

Wrens Ridge

0.5

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Special Use Areas City Hall — Big Shanty Spring

0.4

Commemorative

0.5

Depot

4.5

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

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Indoor Facilities Ben Robertson Community Center

2.0

Community Wide Trails Deer eld Park

KFBC

Matlock

Whispering Lake

Winchester Forest Park

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PARKS & FACILITIES

BEN ROBERTSON COMMUNITY CENTER 2753 Watts Drive Whether you are planning a business meeting for 200 guests or a small event with a few relatives, the City of Kennesaw invites you to experience the value convenience and simplistic style of the Ben Robertson Community Center. Interior accommodations include a 1,687 sq. ft. pre-function lobby area, a 3,952 sq. ft. banquet hall and two 840 sq. ft. meeting rooms that can be joined to form a large meeting room. There is ample parking and the entrance features a portecochere with interior vestibule to provide shelter for arriving guests. The banquet hall can accommodate theaterstyle seating for 250 and banquet-style seating for approximately 200. More intimate settings are available for smaller groups in the meeting rooms. Rental rates start at only $20.00 per hour (Kennesaw City Resident) for a small meeting room. For more information call (770) 422-9714 or visit www.kennesawparksandrec.com.

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PARKS & FACILITIES

ADAMS PARK 2600 Park Drive

Adams Park, a 33-acre community park offers a unique blend of active and passive recreation, including: softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, a soccer field and a playground.

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PARKS & FACILITIES

Adams Park Amenities: • Community center building • Six lighted baseball fields • Four lighted softball fields • Lighted soccer field • Two lighted tennis courts • Playground • Picnic pavilions and shelters • Half mile paved trail • Concessions buildings • Scout hut building • Wi-Fi hotspot

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PARKS & FACILITIES

SWIFT-CANTRELL PARK 3140 OLD 41 HIGHWAY

Swift-Cantrell Park serves as one of the premier recreation, relaxation and central gathering places for area residents. Park hours of operation are from 7:00am-10:00pm. At 42 acres, the City of Kennesaw’s largest community park features:

• Two age-appropriate playgrounds • One mile perimeter paved trail • Open turf for passive recreation • Half mile inner-loop paved trail

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PARKS & FACILITIES

KENNESAW SKATEPARK The 40,000 sq. ft. skate park consists of a Street League Skateboarding Foundation Certified Skate Plaza, flow course and bowl. There is no charge to use the facility. Helmets are required for skaters ages 15 and under.

LIFE UNIVERSTIY WELLNESS STATION The Life University Wellness Station at Swift-Cantrell Park is a complete fitness and body-weight training system designed to deliver a synergistic workout. The system consists of five Energi Prime stations, 120 exercises and can accommodate up to 14 users at once. Two additional LifeTrail Advanced Wellness stations feature low-impact, functional exercises to help older, active adults stay fit, prevent injury and maintain an independent, healthy lifestyle.

FRANK BOONE DOG PARK The 1.4-acre off-leash dog park, located along the western edge of the property, has 6-foot-high perimeter fencing, two separate run areas (for large and small dogs), a watering station, dog wash area and disposable plastic waste bags and receptacle stations.

PICNIC PAVILIONS Reserve a picnic area for your next social gathering! SwiftCantrell Park has three 1,320 sq. ft. open-air pavilions, each with enough picnic tables and charcoal grills to accommodate 60 people. Pavilions can be reserved in advance. Rates start at only $20 per hour for a Kennesaw City Resident. For more information, call (770) 422-9714 or visit www.kennesawparksandrec.com.

SPLASH PAD Swift-Cantrell Park’s splash pad offers cool, wet fun for area families. Splash pad hours are seasonal and subject to change based on weather conditions. The 3,200 sq. ft. amenity offers water play options controlled by motion sensors. Elements include a fountain spray, ground geyser, jet stream, magic mist and multiple sea silhouettes. Visit www.kennesawparksandrec.com for more information.

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SPECIAL EVENTS MAY 4

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Outdoor Movie SATURDAY 6 pm Swift-Cantrell Park Red Cross Blood Drive TUESDAY 2 - 7 pm Community Center Swift-Cantrell Classic SATURDAY 7 am sign-in Downtown

Outdoor Movie Series Saturday, May 4: Mary Poppins Returns

Saturday, June 1: Spiderman into the Spiderverse

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It doesn’t get much better than FREE, familyfriendly movies in the park! Movies will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Arrive at 6p.m. for pre-movie entertainment, givaways and outdoor fun. For your comfort, bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase. Cancellation may occur due to weather conditions. Visit www.kennesawparksandrec.com for updates.

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Salute to America Concert & Fireworks WEDNESDAY 6 - 10 pm Main St/Depot area Outdoor Movie SATURDAY 6 pm Swift-Cantrell Park

Program Palooza SATURDAY 10 am - 1 pm Community Center

23-24 Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival FRIDAY & SATURDAY Friday 6 - 10 pm Saturday 10 am - 10 pm Adams Park

september TBD Red Cross Blood Drive 2 - 7 pm Community Center

Outdoor Movie SATURDAY 6 pm Swift-Cantrell Park Go Skateboarding Day FRIDAY 6 - 10 pm Kennesaw Skatepark

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Saturday, July 27: Captain Marvel

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Backyard Campout SATURDAY 5 pm - 9 am Swift-Cantrell Park

Kennesaw Grand Prix

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How about setting a goal to run your first 5k? Or if youre a runner, how about setting a new personal record on an amazing, fast and flat course inside the city limits of Kennesaw? Not only will you be creating a new, healthier you, but you’ll also be helping out the Kennesaw community. For more information, visit www.kennesawgrandprix.com.

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ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, RUN!

2019 Race Dates

May 11 – Swift-Cantrell Classic June 15 – Drean Dash July 13 – The Sports Fanatic 5k August 10 – Hero Run September 14 – Great Locomotive Chase October 26 – Garden Gallop

Fall-O-Ween Fest/ Outdoor Movie SATURDAY 4 - 9 pm Swift-Cantrell Park


SPECIAL EVENTS november Salute to America

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Wednesday, July 3 6:00pm-10:00pm Downtown Kennesaw

The City of Kennesaw’s 2019 preIndependence Day celebration of freedom, music and fireworks is one of the biggest and best in North Georgia! Salute to America event goers will be treated to two stages of live music, festive street entertainment, food vendors and plenty of activities for the kids. Admissions is FREE. This year’s headliner is Band X-Atlanta’s Best Party Rock Band, who will be performing all of the legendary rock band’s classic songs on the Depot Stage beginning at 7:30pm. The evening will be capped off with a brilliant fireworks finale at 9:30pm. A limited number of tables located in front of the Depot Stage can be reserved for only $75 per table. With the exception of reserved tables, all seating will be general admission, so bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. For more information, visit www.kennesawjuly3.com.

Taste of Kennesaw SATURDAY 11 am - 8 pm Downtown/Depot

8-10 Holiday Gift Shop FRIDAY-sunday Friday: 10 am - 8 pm Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm Sunday: Noon - 6 pm Carrie House

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Veterans Day Luncheon MONDAY Noon - 2 pm Community Center

The City of Kennesaw will usher in the holiday season the first Saturday in December with a Main Street parade featuring marching bands, decorated floats, vintage cars, colorfully costumed characters, and Santa Claus himself. The festivities begins with a parade in Downtown Kennesaw. The celebration continues at Depot Park, 2828 Cherokee Street, with A Day with Santa. Activities include a snow slide, inflatables and amusements, kid’s crafts, visits with Santa, stage entertainment, and a holiday market full of unique gift ideas and merchandise. Food vendors will be onsite. The parade route will start at Adams Park; left on Watts Dr., left on Main St. (headed north); and to Park Dr. and a left on Park Dr. (back into Adams Park).

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Day with Santa Saturday, December 7th Downtown Kennesaw

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Tree Lighting TUESDAY 6:30 - 7:30 pm Downtown Plaza

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Santa Parade SATURDAY Noon - 1 pm Downtown

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Day with Santa SATURDAY Noon - 6 pm Depot Park

Pigs & Peaches

Friday, August 23 – Saturday, August 24 6:00pm-10:00pm Friday, 10:00am – 10:00pm Saturday Adams Park

From its humble beginnings, Pigs & Peaches has grown into one of the region’s most beloved festivals attracting an estimated 65,000 attendees annually. Its roots trace back to the historic train Depot in downtown Kennesaw where in 2000, the City of Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation Department held a blues concert and barbeque cook-off for a handful of amateur grillers. The backyard-only tradition continued until 2007 when organizers chose to elevate the experience for competitive cook teams by sanctioning the event. In 2008, to make room for more cooking teams and a few vendors eager to be part of the festivities, the event was moved to its current location at Adams Park. Now in its 19th year, the festival features two days of non-stop music, good eats, cold beer and interactive family-fun.​For more information, visit http://www.pigsandpeaches.com/.


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FALL BACKYARD CAMPOUT Saturday, September 14 - Sun day, September 15 5 PM - 9 AM Swift-Cantrell Park $25 Per Campsite Register Online

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Instructors needed Have a special talent or skill you would like to share with the community?

The City of Kennesaw is always seeking certified, trained instructors to enrich our camps and classes. To provide a diverse range of quality activities for our community, we need instructors who are both skilled and passionate to teach. We are looking for instructors that can expand our current,

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multidisciplinary class schedule. We offer classes for all ages and in any field: health/ wellness, parent and child classes, or music. The sky is the limit. Have a talent? Give us a call or drop us a line at 770-422-9714 and or email Kennesawparksandrecdept@kennesaw-ga. gov

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Youth classes

• Acting • Ballet • Baseball • Gymnastics • Hip Hop Dance • Majorette Dance Team • Martial Arts for Tots • Pottery • Soccer • Special Needs Tae Kwon Do • Tae Kwon Do • Tennis Go to www.kennesawparksandrec.com for details and online registration. 14

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ADULT classes

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• Acting • Dance Fitness • Karate • Latin Dance • Line Dancing • Painting • Photography • Pottery • Taekwondo • Tai Chi • Tai Chi Weapons • Tap Dance • Tennis • Zouk Dance 15


CAMPS

Have an extraordinary camp experience close to home! The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department takes pride in providing safe, healthy and fun opportunities for kids to keep active all year long, including week-long summer day camps, action-packed sports camps and unique specialty camps. We follow Cobb County school calendar and offer camps during the following weeks:

2019 January 1-4

July 8-12

February 18-22

July 15-19

April 1-5

July 22-26

May 28-31

July 29-31

June 3-7

September 23-27

June 10-14 June 17-21

November 25-27 (city holiday, closed 28 & 29)

June 34-28

December 31-January 3

July 1-5 (City holiday on the 4th) Find a camp that matches your child’s interest, abilities and personality.

Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) at All Star Day Camp Have a camper who has outgrown camp? We are accepting residents 13-15 year in age who want to develop and expand their leadership skills. This is a volunteer position. You must be available for a duration of summer camp. Contact us at 770-422-9714 or Kennesawparksandrecdept@kennesaw-ga.gov 16

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CAMPS

We offer the following types and styles of camp: • Kennesaw All-Star Summer Day Camp • Camp Chef • British Soccer Camp • STEAM Camp • Lego Camp • Tennis Camp • Gymnastic Camp • Pottery Camp • Fine Arts Camp • Dance Camp • Growth Mindset Go to www.kennesawparksandrec.com for details and online registration. Kennesaw parks and Recreation

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEERS Kennesaw Parks & Recreation seeks willing hearts and helping hands to assist with a variety of special events, programs and community service projects throughout the year including; Valentine’s Dance, Pigs & Peaches, Bunny Breakfast and more! We invite you to explore our list of volunteer opportunities and sign up for a volunteer shift under Volunteers on the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation website.

SPECIAL EVENTS VENDORS The City of Kennesaw invites vendors to sell items such as food, beverages, and general merchandise at select community events including; Touch-A-Truck, Outdoor Movies, Salute to America, Pigs & Peaches, and A Day with Santa. Events offer the perfect opportunity for vendors to make direct sales and obtain immediate feedback from customers. Whether you are selling concessions or homemade crafts, events can bring customers to you whom you might not have reached otherwise. For more information about vending opportunities, please call (770) 422-9714 or e-mail bfarmer@kennesaw-ga.gov 

SPECIAL EVENTS SPONSORS Kennesaw Parks & Recreation produces a variety of events throughout the year, which would not be possible without the support of local businesses and organizations. Unlike other traditional forms of advertising, sponsorships allow businesses, large and small, to be associated with the positive benefits of a community event with a wide target demographic. Sponsorship fees and benefits vary depending on the size and scope of the event. Benefits may include:

• Presenting naming rights • Category exclusivity • Media exposure & advertising • Hospitality area access • Name/logo on marketing materials • Cross promotional opportunities • Website exposure • On-site booth • Event day announcements • Signage opportunities Kennesaw Parks & Recreation welcomes both financial and in-kind support. We will work with you to develop a sponsorship package that meets your marketing goals.

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The City of Kennesaw hosts many events throughout the year. Volunteering with us is a great way to give back to your local community. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please contact Brittani Farmer at bfarmer@kennesaw-ga.gov or call the Ben Roberston Community Center at 770-422-9714

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Community Sports Leagues

Kennesaw Baseball Association

Kennesaw Girls Softball at Adams Park

This league practices and plays games in Adams Park, City of Kennesaw All registration is done online at www. kennesawbaseball.com Below is the list of approximate dates and prices for both spring and fall registration

Spring season Online registration usually starts the first of December and the season begins early March and runs through the end of May. 

Fall season Online registration usually starts in June and the season begins late August/early September and runs through the end of October. 

League         

Mission: “It is the mission of the Kennesaw Girls Softball

Association program to serve young players, and their families and the Kennesaw City community at large by providing fun, sage and enjoyable youth sports experiences by recognizing each player’s physical and emotional wellbeing, by teaching skills and development, by treating them with respect and dignity, by encouraging positive parent involvement and by enriching young lives with meaningful recreation and socialization.”

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Little Sluggers

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($85.00)

T-Ball

11/25/18-02/01/19

($165.00)

Farm Ball

11/25/18-02/01/19

($170.00)

Pinto

11/25/18-02/01/19

($175.00)

Mustang

11/25/18-02/01/19

($205.00)

Bronco

11/25/18-02/01/19

($220.00)

Pony

11/25/18-02/01/19

($220.00)

Colt

11/25/18-02/01/19

($220.00)

The focus of KGSA is to provide a positive softball environment. Teaching sportsmanship, winning and losing with pride, and teamwork are stressed. The players develop a love of the game by learning the rules and developing skills. All of the players in this organization are valued, regardless of skill level. The goal is FUN! You can contact KGSA at president@kennesawsoftball.com For registration, pricing and all other inquiries please visit their website at www.kennesawsoftball.com

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Community Sports Leagues

Futbal Club SSA North (Southern Soccer Academy) Southern Soccer Academy’s Recreational Program is a developmental soccer program that provides an opportunity for both boys and girls from 4 and under (4U) through 19 and under (19U) years old to play soccer, regardless of ability and experience – there are no tryouts. Although healthy competition is a natural part of any sport, the primary focus of this program is on player development. Southern Soccer Academy provides players of all ages a fun, purposeful, and challenging environment for each player to have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.

Kennesaw Mountain High School Football Kennesaw Mountain Football offers camps, competitive team registration and flag football from middle school to high school ages. Please visit their website for more information www.kmhsfootball.com

Locations: Through our partnerships with the City of Kennesaw Parks and Rec Department and the Cobb County Parks and Rec Department, SSA Kennesaw provides soccer programs for children in the Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta areas at the following locations:

Big Shanty Fields

2050 Kennesaw Due West Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA

Noonday Park 550 Shallowford Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144 For registration, pricing and all other inquiries please visit their website at www.ssaelite.com

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION & POLICIES All City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation rentals facilities are open to the public.

We offer two convenient ways to register for activites: ONLINE | IN PERSON Registration Options INTERNET: • www.kennesawparkandrec.com • Click on registration • Search for activity by name IN PERSON: • Register at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30144 during regular business hours; Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm • Acceptable payment methods; cashier’s checks, money orders, and visa, American express, and MasterCard credit cards.

Additional INFORMATION

Activity fees are due at time of registration. Cashier checks or money orders should be made payable to the “City of Kennesaw”. Visa, American Express and Mastercard credit cards are accepted. Age Requirements Age requirements have been established to safely facilitate age-appropriate activities. Participants must be the appropriate age by the first day of the actvity in order to register Priority Registration Two (2) weeks advance registration is offered to Kennesaw City residents before registration is open to non-residents. Registration Deadline Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the maximum number of participants is reached, or seven days prior to the first activity date, unless otherwise stated. Inclusion The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is committed to making all of our programs, facilities and services accessible to everyone. If you feel that you or your child may require auxiliary aid or special accommodations in order to participate, please let us know at the time of registration. We will work with you in order to make safe and respectful accommodations.

REFUND POLICIES • City of Kennesaw Parks and Recreation is committed to your satisfaction with our programs and classes. We are happy to accommodate transfers or refund requests whenever possible. • All refunds are subject to a $5 service fee. • Classes: all requests received prior to the start of the second class will be honored. No refunds thereafter. • Workshops: all requests prior to the start of the workshop will be honored. No refunds thereafter. • Camps: all requests prior to the start of camp, less a $30 service fee, will be refunded. No refunds thereafter. • Refunds are issued back to the card charged or by check request to the City of Kennesaw. This method will take 2-3 weeks for processing. • You may always opt for a credit to your account in lieu of a refund. • For additional information on registration policy, cancelation policies and a full description of our resident vs. non-resident disclosure please visit our website www.kennesawparksandrec.com Inclement Weather Policy If inclement weather is forecast, outdoor activities may be canceled. Please call the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714 or visit www. kennesawparksandrec.com and our social media outlets for updates. When Cobb County public schools are closed due to inclement weather, all City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department activities will be canceled. Most major media sites are notified of Cobb County School District closings. Emergency Cancellations If an activity is unexpectedly canceled due to an emergency, the instructor will make every effort to contact participants and reschedule the activity.

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REntal INFORMATION

Meeting Rooms, Event Spaces, Venues, and Pavilions IN PERSON: Drop off your completed rental agreement and payment at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. Our regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. We accept cashier’s checks, money orders and credit card payments.

RENTAL INFORMATION

Rental information, including fees, cleaning, and all other details can be found on our website www.kennesawparksandrec.com or visit us in person at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144 hours of operation are Monday- Friday , 8:00am-5:00pm

Conveniently located 25 minutes north of Atlanta, near I-75 and Cobb Parkway/US41, the perfect destination for your next event. Ben Robertson Community Center The 26,000 sq. ft. Ben Robertson Community Center has 10 rooms available for rental. Interior accommodations include a 1,687 sq. ft. pre-function lobby area, a 3,952 sq. ft. banquet hall complete with catering kitchen and two 840 sq. ft. meeting rooms that can be joined to form a large meeting room. There is ample parking, and the entrance features a porte-cochere with interior vestibule to provide shelter for arriving guests. Nearby attractions, include the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History (a member of the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations Program), Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Town Center Mall. There are over a dozen lodging options within a two-mile radius, and whether you prefer casual or elegant dining, endless choices of restaurants and eateries are within a short drive. Rentals require a two (2) hour minimum rental time, except in the Conference Room that requires a one (1) hour minimum. *Small Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 combine to form Large Meeting Room. Depot Park Located in downtown Kennesaw, Depot Park has the Historic Train Depot, the Carrie House and the Tunnel Amphitheatre Swift-Cantrell Park Inside our 42-acre Park, Swift-Cantrell, the park provides 3 open-air picnic pavilions that are available for rental 8:00am-8:00pm. The picnic pavilions are in close proximity to the outdoor Splash Pad. Resident vs. Non-Resident • You are considered a city resident if you live within the incorporated city limits of Kennesaw. • You are considered a non-resident if you live outside the incorporated city limits of Kennesaw. A Kennesaw postal address does not, in itself, determine residency.

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City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Departmen 753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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Fri, Aug. 23 – Sat, Aug. 24 6:00pm-10:00pm Friday, 10:00am – 10:00pm Saturday From its humble beginnings, Pigs & Peaches has grown into one of the region’s most beloved festivals attracting an estimated 65,000 attendees annually. Its roots trace back to the historic train Depot in downtown Kennesaw where in 2000, the City of Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation Department held a blues concert and barbeque cook-off for a handful of amateur grillers. The backyard-only tradition continued until 2007 when organizers chose to elevate the experience for competitive cook teams by sanctioning the event. In 2008, to make room for more cook teams and a few vendors eager to be part of the festivities, the event was moved to its current location at Adams Park. Now in its 19th year, the festival features two days of non-stop music, good eats, cold beer and interactive family-fun.​ For more information, visit http://www.pigsandpeaches.com/.

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Kennesaw Parks & Recreation 2019 playbook  

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation 2019 playbook