Since 2003, when the East Cobb Park opened, this 13-acre patch of green space has served as our community’s playground, exercise area, and social hangout. The East Cobb Park allows East Cobb families to spend countless hours playing together, meeting new people, exercising, relaxing, and enjoying the fresh air.

Located at 3322 Roswell Road, the East Cobb Park is a prime example of residents and county government working together. In 1998, the nonprofit group, Friends For the East Cobb Park, initiated a fundraising campaign to purchase the land for the 13-acre park. Cobb County government helped with some funding and a partnership was born. The park has become one of the most heavily used parks in Cobb County. The Friends for the East Cobb Park (FFECP)has continued to support the park by producing family-friendly events like Music in the Park, and the annual holiday lights celebration. In fact, this year’s Holiday Lights is scheduled for December 4 starting at 5pm.FRIENDS FOR THE EAST COBB PARK KICK OFF FALL FUNDRAISING 1

“The COVID pandemic shined a light on just how important the East Cobb Park is to our community, says Kurt von Borries, the current president of the Friends For the East Cobb Park (FFECP). “People realized how important the East Cobb Park can be to their mental and physical wellbeing in addition to offering a space for the community to gather…the East Cobb Park is our backyard, where we connect, play, and celebrate life’s moments… The board and volunteers over the years have been coming together to care for this special place, so the [East Cobb] Park can thrive. And when parks thrive, neighborhoods thrive.”

With that mission in mind, the Friends of the East Cobb Park are spearheading their annual membership drive to help the Park’s operating needs and fun programs thrive. Visit for more information and to donate online.

Friends for the East Cobb Park is a volunteer organization. They are currently seeking volunteers to serve on the board, volunteer at a special event and/or beautify the park. “We love seeing new faces, hearing new ideas and tapping new energy in order to enhance our East Cobb Park,” says Kurt.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering your time or service to the park, contact