Project Description

Project Information

Aviation Park offers the community outdoor possibilities that combine old-fashioned fun with access to modern recreation. The goal of this project 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.

Winter Design, a local landscaping design firm, submitted project renderings for Aviation Park. ARCADIS, a global leader in developing natural and constructed assets, drafted and presented the Aviation Park Programming Analysis and Report in late 2015. The report included a design synopsis, potential permits needed for the project, a preliminary cost estimate and a preliminary design and construction schedule. Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved this plan on April 26, 2016. Groundbreaking took place May 23, 2017 with Integrated Construction and Nobility INC responsible for construction. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the park opening on November 10, 2017.

Aviation Park features an open space for airplane viewing, a playground area, parking, and a restroom facility. The area will continue to feature a docking station for the Zagster Town Center Bike Share Program that was added in November 2015.

Current Status

Currently, progress is being made toward adding an aviation-themed public art and educational display. In partnership with Kennesaw State University, Town Center’s Aviation Park Phase II Educational and Historical Installation Program has been developed. This includes a plane display, several exhibits with an emphasis on art, history, S.T.E.M. and more, and other innovative installments. Each exhibit will be interactive and have a curriculum available. Find out how you can be involved by contacting Jennifer Hogan, jennifer@towncentercid.com, and check out our Taking to the Skies brochure for more information.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony

Financials:
The Town Center CID and the Town Center Community Alliance funded this project for $2.7M. The Town Center Community Alliance is working to secure local funding as well as philanthropic support for the Phase II Educational and Historical Installation Program. Cost for this project are estimated at $400,000.

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