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Aviation Park Field Trip

This aviation-themed park is adjacent to the Cobb County International Airport runway and lies midpoint along the Noonday Creek Trail. It is a Cobb County-owned public park and no special permissions or coordination is needed to arrange a field trip to the park.

The vision behind the park was to engage visitors in a beautiful open environment and provide much-needed amenities along the Noonday Creek Trail. 

Learn more about the project and the partners involved in making this vision a reality.

Quick Facts

Size: 3 acres
Location: 2659 Barrett Lakes Blvd, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Parking: Yes

Attractions & Amenities: Noonday Creek Trail access, Bikeshare Station, STEM playground, Restrooms, Water Fountain, Hands-on K-5 Learning, Picnic Pavilion, Open Green Space

Reservations: No special permissions or coordination is needed to arrange a field trip to the park. Visitors may reserve the pavilion by clicking here or calling 770-591-3160.

Educational Opportunities

In addition to traditional amenities, Aviation Park features four interactive exhibits, developed in partnership with KSU’s Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, that engage visitors in the exploration of aviation history and science. Each exhibit includes a variety of elements such as informational panels, photographs, oral histories, and interactive elements via QR codes.

The corresponding Aviation Park Teacher Packet includes lessons and activities that support onsite and offsite learning and outlines the K-5 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and Next Generation Science Standards covered.

Exhibits and Concepts

Mechanics in Motion demystifies the science of flight, delivering STEM content through methods that encourage visitors to engage in history, physical education, and art.

Wheels to Wings focuses on aviation history, beginning with the role of bicycles in the development of flight. It also offers the personal, dynamic history of aviation in Cobb County, telling often-untold stories of local farmers and women, as well as the experiences of local politicians, investors, and scientists who moved the local aviation industry forward.

Lessons in Liftoff explores the roles of the numerous people who play a part in liftoff, including pilots, mechanics, emergency personnel, and air traffic controllers.

What Happens Up There: From Taxi to Landing offers a sneak peek at what happens inside the cockpit. It examines the visual and auditory experience of flight from the pilot’s perspective and provides a step-by-step journey through the flight structure.

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