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  


Great Lake Clean Up
GLAC LogoJoin us on Saturday, September 30 for the Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up!  Volunteers come out each year in September and help remove litter and debris from the shores of the lake.  The event is sponsored by the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department, the Acworth Lake Authority, Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up Committee, and the Lake Allatoona Association.  This is a great project for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, community groups and anyone who wants to help keep our lakes clean. 


Immediately following the event will be a volunteer picnic at the Riverside Day Use Area.  All participants are encouraged to attend the picnic and enjoy sponsor booths, music, prizes and more! 

Click here to view the list of available locations and to register!


Classic Car Cruise
Car_Cruise_800x629Join us on Saturday, September 30 for the Fall Classic Car Cruise, the final cruise of 2017!  The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Main Street in Historic Downtown Acworth.  

The Lake City Cruisers partner with the city and the downtown Acworth merchants to hold these Classic Car Cruises.  The event is free to the public.  A $2 entry fee is requested for all vehicles in the cruise.  All proceeds go to the Horizon Field, an all-inclusive special needs sports facility in Acworth.

For more information contact Jeff Chase at jchase@acworth.org or call 770-917-1234.


Taste of Acworth
TOA 2017 logoThe Taste of Acworth will take place on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The City of Acworth partners with the Acworth Business Association and JRM Management to host this event on Main Street in Downtown Acworth. This event benefits numerous local schools and charities in our community. Approximately 18,000 visitors taste their way through this collection of delicacies every year and it is expected to evolve tremendously! There are over 120 booths from local restaurants and businesses, plus two live entertainment stages!

For information about sponsoring the event, renting an arts and crafts booth or being a food vendor contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330.


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! 

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ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: 
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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.



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 


Heartsaver CPR/AED Certification 
CPRLEARN TO SAVE A LIFE!  Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department is now offering CPR/AED certification classes.  Attend one 3 hour course to become certified in CPR.  First timers or re-certifications are welcome.  This course is taught following American Heart Association guidelines.  The certification is valid for 2 years. 

The class will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Roberts School Community Center in Classroom 1.  The cost will be $30 for city residents and $35 for non-residents. 

Please contact barnaud@acworth.org with questions or for more information.
Click here 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.