Cobb's newest water park attraction is opening for children of all ages on Saturday, May 23, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The water park at Wildhorse Creek Park will provide cool water fun and has four unique areas. The activity pool is 4 feet deep and will have an in-water seating area and two basketball backboards. The spray-play area has many spray and fountain features. Behind the activity pool are two water slides. They exit into a 3.5 foot splash area that is connected to a leisure river of the same depth.
There will be pavilions available to rent as well as chairs and picnic tables on the deck. There will also be a concession stand for food and refreshments. Admission prices are the same as the county's indoor aquatic centers: $2.12 for seniors age 60 and older, $3.50 for youth and $4.50 for adults. Cobb aquatic center membership passes will be accepted at the water park. The hours of operation will be 1-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday and 1-7:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Wild Horse Creek Park is located at 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 28.
Sewell Pool and Splash Pad is also opening Saturday, May 23. The pool is located at 2055 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Hours of operation will be 1-7:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 1-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday. Groups and rentals are available. For more information, call 770-528-8465.
The 2015 Summer Reading Program is underway and many fun events and activities are planned for all ages. This year's themes are: for children: "Every hero has a story," for teens: "Unmask!" and for adults: "Escape the Ordinary." For more information about the Summer Reading Program and upcoming activities, click here, call or visit one of our library locations or visit the library's events calendar.
The Atlanta Braves will again join with Georgia Public Library Service and Cobb County Public Library System to offer the Home Run Readers program, which allows students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade to earn certificates and free game tickets by reading and participating in online writing activities. First baseman Freddie Freeman is this year’s program ambassador. For more information, please visit braves.com/reading.
The Switzer Library in Marietta will be closed on Sundays May 24 through Sept. 13. Sunday hours at the central library are 1-5 p.m. through most of the school year. For more information on county library hours and locations, visit cobbcat.org/libraries.
Riverside Drive, south of Johnson Ferry Road, will be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday, May 26, as the City of Sandy Springs begins realigning the existing sharp curve on the road. During this construction period, the intersection will be closed and a detour route in place. Drivers are asked to use extreme caution when driving in the area and maintain the posted speed limits.
Detours will be in place to assist motorists traveling through the area and there will be additional signage. A detour route map is located here. Work will include roadway construction and the installation of guardrail and sidewalks. Work is planned to be completed by late August, weather permitting. For more information, please visit www.sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.
Those interested in exploring exciting careers in public safety should sharpen up their resumes for the Cobb County Public Safety Job Fair 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 30. Representatives from Cobb Animal Control, Cobb 911 Emergency Communications, Cobb Fire and Emergency Services, Cobb Police Department and the Cobb Sheriff's Office will all be on hand. Presentations from each department will be held every hour. A question and answer session will follow every presentation. Special units from each department and equipment will also be at the job fair.
The fair will be held at the Cobb Safety Village, 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta. Registration is not mandatory, but highly recommended to expedite the background investigation process. If you are interested in more than one position, you must register separately for each. Review the registration page by clicking here for more information. Human Resources staff will be on hand at the job fair to assist with applying for positions. For more information, visit cobbjobfair.com.