Cobb County

Greenways and Trails Plan

The Plan

Cobb County, along with our six cities and three Community Improvement Districts, are home to an extensive network of nearly 50 miles of greenways and trails that provide opportunities for recreation and travel, and connect people to parks, shopping, offices and schools within the county. These trails provide many benefits and serve a variety of needs for residents and visitors, including exercise and recreation, tourism, economic development, and healthier and affordable forms of transportation.

The Cobb County Department of Transportation has initiated a Greenways and Trails Master Plan process, to help determine priorities for future trails throughout the county. The plan will provide a roadmap for the county – examining what is already built, what is currently underway, and where to go from here. The plan will identify priority corridors for new greenways and trails and provide recommendations for building upon and improving the existing network to make trails more accessible to everyone.

As part of the process, we want to hear from you. The project team will be reaching out to community members across the County to learn more about your priorities for greenways in the future. There are many ways to get involved and provide input.

Get Involved:

Online Input Map
View and offer suggestions on our interactive map.

Take Online Survey
Take our quick online survey.

Attend an Event
Find us at one of several upcoming community events.

Contact Us
Send us an email or use the form at the bottom of this page.

Project Timeline
Spring 2017
Phase I
  • Data Inventory
  • Existing Conditions
  • Preliminary Analysis
Summer 2017
Phase II
  • Continued Analysis
  • Preliminary Recommendations
  • Priority Projects
Fall 2017
Phase III
  • Refined Recommendations
  • Implementation Strategy
  • Plan Document

Events

Over the course of the next several months, the project team will be traveling around the County gathering information and getting your opinions about future trails and greenways in cobb County:

  • Look for us at community events throughout the spring and early summer
  • We’ll stop by trails and parks to talk to people and conduct brief in-person surveys
  • Take our online survey to get your opinions about potential future trails and priorities
  • Look for a public open house to take place this summer
  • We’ll arrange targeted focus groups and meet with relevant agencies, groups, and organizations

Request a Presentation
If your club, neighborhood group, or organization would like to have a representative of the project team come speak about the Greenways and Trails Master Plan at one of your upcoming meetings, please email info@CobbTrailPlan.com to submit a request. We will consider presentations for groups of 15 or more. Please provide details including the name of the group, date and time of the meeting, and contact information.

Cobb County Trail Plan Booth
Sunday, April 30, 2017
11:00 am
Cobb County Trail Plan Booth
Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00 am
Cobb County Trail Plan Booth
Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cobb County Trail Plan Booth
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cobb County Trail Plan Booth
Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercept Surveys in Smyrna / Vinings
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Intercept Surveys in Smyrna / Vinings
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Intercept Surveys at East Cobb Park
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Intercept Surveys along the Silver Comet Trail
Saturday, June 3, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Intercept Surveys along the Silver Comet Trail
Saturday, June 3, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Project Documents

As sections of the Greenways and Trails Plan and related documents are completed, they will be uploaded here for community members to review and provide feedback. Please check back regularly for updates.

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Send us an email at info@CobbTrailPlan.com or use the form.

You may also call Erin Thoresen at 770-754-0755.

Follow us on Instagram @CobbCountyTrailPlan

Be sure to share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences with the project team via your favorite social media app. Use #CobbTrailPlan