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“Swift-Cantrell Park is where I go after school with my friends. We can run around and play. And last week, I flew a kite for the first time with my Dad. It was so AWESOME!”
~ Mallory, age 7

About The Park

Swift-Cantrell Park serves as one of the premier recreation, relaxation and central gathering places for Cobb County residents. At 42 acres, Swift-Cantrell is the city of Kennesaw’s largest community park. The current features of this park include: two playground sets, a dog park, skateboard ramp, three picnic pavilions, two restroom buildings, one mile x 12-foot-wide perimeter trail, half-mile x 8-foot-wide inner-loop trail, shade structures, acres of open turf for passive recreation, and drinking fountains. There are future plans for improvements and additions to help the park meet the residents wants and needs.

The park houses three 1,320 square feet open-air pavilions. Each pavilion is complete with picnic tables and can accommodate up to 60 people. Pavilions can be reserved through the city of Kennesaw parks department here:

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In September 2004, the citizens of Kennesaw approved a Parks and Recreation bond to purchase a 42-acre property and develop the Swift-Cantrell Park. The Swift property was purchased in November 2004. The following year an eight-person Steering Committee was formed to guide the creation of the master plan for the park. The steering committee selected WK Dickerson as the consulting firm to develop the Swift-Cantrell Master Plan.

To create a Master Plan for a park that reflected the needs and wants of the community WK Dickerson relied on the participation and input of the county staff and officials, steering committee members, and user groups/citizens.

The property is approximately 85% open fields, making it a great location to house many recreational facilities. After reaching out to the community the Steer Committee and WK Dickerson created a final Master Plan for the park. This plan will include the following elements:

  • Entrance and Internal Drives
  • Recreation Center
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Aquatic Center
  • Maintenance Complex
  • Entry/Festival Plaza
  • Central Lawn
  • Disk (Frisbee) Golf Course
  • Storm Water Treatment and Control
  • Landscaping and Tree Preservation
  • Amphitheater
  • Multi-Use Trail
  • Tennis Courts
  • Picnic Areas
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Dog Park
  • Parking
  • Utilities
  • Skatepark
  • Fencing

Because of the cost for complete construction and the general size of the park, the construction will be done in phases.  Phase one has been completed but there is still much to be done to incorporate all of the elements listed above. To contribute toward the funding of a phase and/or a specific activity for the park check out our Give page.

Park Info

7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

3140 OLD US HWY 41

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