Kennesaw’s parks and greenspace offer amenities diverse in character including natural areas, walking trails, bicycle paths, athletic facilities, playgrounds and open space. Outdoor enthusiasts can benefit from a multitude of activities. Kennesaw city parks are “Breathe Easy Zones.” Tobacco products, smoking and e-cigarettes are prohibited. City Ordinance: Sec. 66-2.
Swift-Cantrell Park serves as one of the premier recreation, relaxation and central gathering places for area residents. Park hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. At 42 acres, the City of Kennesaw’s largest community park features:
- An 18,500 square foot Inclusive Playground
- A Playground suitable for ages 5-12
- Three picnic pavilions
- Open turf for passive recreation
- One mile perimeter asphalt trail
- Half mile inner-loop asphalt trail
- Splash pad
- Dog park
- Lighted skatepark
- Fitness station
- Wi-Fi hotspot
Adams Park, a 33 acre community park located near the intersection of Watts Drive and US-41/Cobb Parkway, offers a unique blend of active and passive recreation. Adams Park features:
- Community center building
- Six lighted baseball fields
- Four lighted softball fields
- Lighted soccer field
- Two lighted tennis courts
- Picnic pavilions and shelters
- Half mile concrete trail
- Indoor & outdoor batting cages
- Concession buildings
- Scout hut building
- Wi-Fi hotspot
Neighborhood & Small Urban Parks
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In addition to Kennesaw’s two community parks, several smaller parks also serve residents, providing basic daily recreational needs for the surrounding neighborhoods. Active amenities include playgrounds, basketball courts, open space and free play areas. Click on a park name below to view its location on a Google map.
Butler Ridge Park | Chalker Park | City Hall – Big Shanty Spring | Commemorative Park | Deerfield Park | Depot Park | Fairfax Park | Gateway Park |Kennesaw Station Park | McCollum Park | Pine Mountain Park | Shillings Park | Tara Park | Terry Lane Park | Winchester Forest Park | Woodland Park | Wrens Ridge Park
Community Wide Trail
An integrated system of greenway trails runs along several creeks, utility easements and publicly owned property just north of downtown Kennesaw. Trail surfaces vary from concrete sidewalks and crushed stone to mulch and bare earth; and are ideal for walking, running and biking. Benches, bridges, benches, dog waste pick-up stations, trash receptacles, and numbered trail markers can be found along the trail.
Dog Do’s and Dont’s
When they’re not playing in the Frank Boone Dog Park,
dogs are welcome nearly everywhere outside on city property. Just please keep in mind the following do’s and don’ts:
- DO walk your dog as often as you can. It’s beneficial to his/her health and serves as wonderful bonding time between the two of you.
- DO pick up after your dog, and properly dispose of his/her waste.
- DO keep your dog on a leash. Dogs are required to be on an appropriate chain, leash or tie not exceeding 6 feet in length, and in the hands of a person who possesses the ability to restrain and control the dog. Voice control does not constitute control. (City of Kennesaw Code of Ordinances Sec. 10-11.)
- DON’T bring your dog inside playgrounds, picnic pavilions, or ball fields. They are not permitted.
- DON’T leave your dog inside a parked vehicle when temperatures inside the vehicle may adversely affect the dog’s health and welfare.
- DON’T forget to hydrate, both yourself and your dog!