Acworth Parks and Recreation

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4762 Logan Road | Acworth, GA 30101 | Office: 770-917-1234 | Fax: 770-966-7891
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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UPCOMING EVENTS 


 Acworth Farmers Market

AcworthFarmersMarketLogoThe Historic Downtown Acworth Farmer’s Market will began this season on Friday, April 7 and will continue each Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon through Friday, October 27.  The market is located in Historic Downtown Acworth in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street.

Market customers will have a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh baked bread, pies, cakes, honey and jams to choose from each week. This year’s market will be bigger and better than previous years and shoppers won’t believe the selection of home grown goodies!

The Acworth Farmer’s Market is proudly sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority.  If you are interested in more information on being a vendor or just have questions about the market, please call 770-917-1234.

Click here to view the Acworth Farmers Market Facebook Page.

Click here for the Vendor Application  


 Acworth Halloween JamBOOree

Halloween Jamboree PhotoCome out to Logan Farm Park on Saturday, October 28 for a spooky good time!  The event will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the large field at the Administrative Office Entrance to the park, 4762 Logan Rd.  For a minimal charge, each child can participate in many different carnival type games and activities where they can win candy and prizes.  Costume contests, broken up into varying age groups, will be going on throughout the event.  There will also be a FREE hayride! 

Costume Contest Schedule: 
- 4:00 p.m. - 3 and Under Boys
- 4:15 p.m. - 3 and Under Girls
- 4:30 p.m. - 4 & 5 Boys
- 4:45 p.m. - 4 & 5 Girls
- 5:00 p.m. - Best Family (2 or more)
- 5:15 p.m. - 6 to 8 Boys
- 5:30 p.m. - 6 to 8 Girls
- 5:45 p.m. - 9 to 12 Boys
- 6:00 p.m. - 9 to 12 Girls

Parking can be found at Logan Farm Park (both the Administrative Office and Main Entrances), Roberts School, Rosenwald School, and the corner of Cherokee Street and Northside Drive.  There will be signage directing you up the trail to the event.  

Cub Scout Pack 611 will be holding their annual food drive to collect food for the Scouting for Food Program.  Make sure to bring a non-perishable food item and receive 5 free game tickets per child! 

PRESENTING SPONSOR: 
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ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: 
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Acworth Beer & Wine Fest

BeerWineFest LogoThe fourth annual Historic Downtown Acworth Beer & Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, November 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Senator Russell Avenue.  Come out and join us and enjoy over 100 craft beers, wine, live music, great food, and TONS of fun!  This event is for people 21 and older, no kids or pets will be allowed.

Tickets purchased in advance will cost $35.  After October 26, prices will increase to $40.  Tickets purchased at the event will cost $50.  Tickets include event entry, souvenir cup, unlimited beer and wine samples, and entertainment!  Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate for $15.

The Best Western in Acworth is offering a 15% discount to all guests attending the Acworth Beer & Wine Fest.  The Fairfield Inn is also offering a discounted rate to Beer Fest attendees.  Make sure to book in advance to take advantage of these discounted rates!

For all additional details, to view the beer list, or get directions, please visit: www.acworthbeerwinefest.com.

Click here to purchase tickets.


Acworth Veterans Day Ceremony
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The City of Acworth would like to say thank you to those who have faithfully served their country as well as those who are now serving.  Acworth is honored to have these brave men and women living in our community and what better way to honor them than to host a Veterans Day Ceremony. Join us on Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation’s veterans. 

This year’s keynote speaker will be City of Kennesaw Mayor, Derek Easterling.  Mayor Easterling enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1980 and served as a submariner, where he rapidly advanced his career. In 1990, he was selected for the Naval Officer Indoctrination Course. He attained the rank of Lieutenant and completed his service through an early retirement option in 1996. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal. Derek is in his first term as Mayor of Kennesaw; he began his service in January 2016 with a term ending in December 2019

If you have not seen the Veterans Memorial at Patriot’s Point at Cauble Park, make sure you visit us on November 11. The service flags of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Cost Guard surround the American Flag.  The concrete dome structure is surrounded by a paver walkway with engraved pavers.  You can still honor a veteran by purchasing Pavers. For more information on purchasing a paver, please click here


Acworth Turkey Chase
TurkeyChaseLogo2017The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is excited to present the 9th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk!  On Saturday, November 18, participants will enjoy an exhilarating 5K run through Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth.  Walk, jog, or run, participants of all ages and abilities are welcome.
 

Registration for the Untimed Fun Run for ages 13 and over is $10 before noon on November 15 or $20 on the day of the race.  Registration for the Untimed Fun Run for kid’s age 6 to12 is $5 before noon on November 15 or $10 on the day of the race.  Kids 5 & under are free.  There is a Timed Run for participants 10 years old and up, the cost of the Timed Run is $20 before noon on November 15. 

All participants must bring a non-perishable food item on race day to receive their race number and Acworth Turkey Chase t-shirt.  The 5K Fun Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the 2K walk at 9:15 a.m. on Main Street in Downtown Acworth.  There will be a “Little Pilgrim” Trot for children up to age 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Main Street.

For more information and for sponsorship opportunities visit www.acworthturkeychase.com.

Click here to register.


Santa's Arrival
SantasArrivalLogo 2017It’s that special time again! The City of Acworth is excited to be partnering with NorthStar Church to make this year’s Santa’s Arrival the best yet!  Santa will be reaching downtown Acworth on Friday, December 1.  Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances until 9:00 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season.

Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on Senator Russell Avenue. This year’s festivities will take place in front of Acworth City Hall and on the Plaza.

Enjoy pictures with Santa, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit. Plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment, as there will be no photographer on-site. There will be train rides, marshmallow roasting, and hot chocolate.  Don’t forget to visit Frana Brown Park, where you can peruse the beautiful Festival of Trees!

For questions please contact kwatt@acworth.org.  


Christmas in Acworth
Christmas-in-AcworthSaturdays in December are fun all month long!  The activities are family friendly and the perfect way to entertain the kiddos while getting some holiday shopping done.  Main Street Acworth kicks things off with a Merchants Open House on Saturday, November 25, the day after Black Friday.  This is known as Small Business Saturday and we encourage everyone to shop local!  Shop the sales and sample treats in our downtown stores.  On the north end of Main Street, stroll through Frana Brown Park to see the festival of trees.  Local school groups and businesses decorate Christmas trees donated by the Acworth Home Depot.

On Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9, Santa will be at the Plaza beside Acworth City Hall for pictures from 1-5 p.m. both days.  Pictures are free of charge.  Make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special moment, as no photographer will be on-site.  In addition to pictures, there will also be free horse and carriage rides available on Saturday, December 9 departing from the Plaza.  We hope to see you this holiday season for Christmas in Acworth! 



UPCOMING REGISTRATIONS 


 Acworth Youth Basketball League
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The Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department is ready to begin another exciting Youth Basketball season!  This program provides competitive and instructional basketball for children between the ages of five and fourteen. Teams are grouped according to age.  Practice starts the first week in November and games begin in early December.  Registration for City of Acworth residents begins July 24 and registration for non-CIty of Acworth residents begins on August 1.  

For the 2017-2018 season: All participants will be required to have a birth certificate on file.  Please either email a copy to parksbirthcertificate@acworth.org or bring a copy to our office located at 4762 Logan Road, Acworth, GA 30101.  You may begin submitting your copy today.  All birth certificates will be locked away and filed safely.

Make sure to take advantage of our discounted registration prices before rates increase! Prices vary depending on age.  The fees for the league are as follows:
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For more information visit the Acworth Basketball website or contact Mychal Lewis at mlewis@acworth.org.

Click here for boys registration
Click here for girls registration 


Acworth Hummingbird Soccer Fall Preview 
JumpStartLogoAcworth Hummingbirds Soccer Preview Season is here!  Join us this fall for a shortened version of the Jump Start Soccer Program and get excited about what's to come! Children ages 3-6 will have fun and learn the basics of soccer in an age-appropriate program. Players learn dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defending, and positioning. Each session consists of instruction in all aspects of the game, participation in fun drills designed to teach skills, and fun, low- key, non-competitive games. All children receive a team shirt and medal. Registrations for the fall preview season come with a discount code for the full season starting Spring 2018!

Session will be held on Thursday nights from November 2-30 (no class on 11/23) on the lower field at Logan Farm Park. 3-4 year olds will be from 5-6PM and 5-6 year olds will be from 6-7PM. The cost for this session will be $50 for a city resident and $60 for a non-resident. 

Click here for more information and to register. 
 


ACWORTHY HAPPENINGS


 Logan Farm Park Expansion

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Logan Farm Park is an approximately 120 acre park located in the center of the city. Previously, the park encompassed a lighted 1/3 mile walking trail around a multipurpose recreation field with the trail also extending to Cowan Road and Cherokee Street, playground, public restrooms, Amos Durr Community Ball Field, Roberts School Community Center and the Rosenwald School.

As part of the SPLOST park improvements, the city has developed another 15 acres of parkland along Cherokee and Taylor streets to expand the park. This new expansion adds additional multi-use pathways, open green space, a destination playground, group pavilion, restroom facility, and parking.

For questions on this project, email James Albright at jalbright@acworth.org.