Aviation Park

Highlights

  • Aviation-themed STEM playground
  • Airplane wing picnic pavilion (reserve here)
  • “Control tower” restroom building
  • Plane viewing area
  • Access to Noonday Creek Trail and bike share

This three-acre, aviation-themed park is adjacent to the Cobb County International Airport runway. It lies midpoint along the Noonday Creek Trail and offers amenities such as a 60-space parking lot, water fountain for people and pets, bike share station, open green space, STEM playground, airplane-shaped climbing structure, pavilion, and a restroom facility designed to replicate the nearby airport control tower.

The vision behind the park was to engage visitors in a beautiful open environment and provide much-needed amenities along the Noonday Creek Trail. The space near the end of the runway at the Cobb airport, a dedicated CID partner, led our team to the perfect park theme. We turned the high-profile but underutilized green space into an opportunity to educate the community on the history of aviation in Cobb County.

Aviation Park is the first effort of its kind for the district. The Town Center CID and Alliance carried out the planning, design, construction and funding of the entire project. It represents a crucial tactic from our master plan—to implement more green space and quality of life initiatives, offer passive recreation, create a gathering space and design a unique, innovative landmark for the district.

Partners

  • Design: Arcadis, Kompan, Sutton Architectural Services, Inc., Winter Design
  • Construction: Integrated Construction and Nobility, Inc., Croy Engineering

In the News

Financial Sources

Town Center CID and Town Center Community Alliance
$2.7M

What’s Next?

The Alliance will secure sponsorships and funding to implement the Aviation Park Educational and Historical Installation Plan, which includes new aviation-themed displays and public art.

Completed: 2017