- Monday, October 24 at 9:00 AM: Listen live to the new Park Bond 2008 property list announcement during the Cobb County Board of Commissioner's work session. It was reported that the list will be presented the day before the Tuesday Board of Commissioners meeting. Note if for some reason the Tritt property is not on the list of properties submitted to the Board of Commissioners for consideration, we need to press for it to be considered for purchase as it was the impetus for the entire park bond process that began in 2006. The list being provided to the BoC is only a recommendation of properties. It is within the full authority of the Commissioners to consider any property for purchase, if they chose to do so, whether it is on the list or not.
- Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 PM: Attend or watch the Board of Commissioners meeting. The meeting is located at 100 Cherokee Street, 2nd floor. NOTE: District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell had planned to present a resolution to fund some of the 2008 Park Bond on October 25, but she has changed the date to Tuesday, November 8 meeting at 9:00 AM. The new Park Bond property list is scheduled to be presented on Monday October 24 at a Board of Commissioner Work Session. Check our Facebook page for updates.
- Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM: District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott will be the speaker at the East Cobb Civic Association meeting at 4400 Lower Roswell Road in the Lower Roswell Government Center across from Mt. Bethel Church. We encourage everyone to attend this meeting to express your support for the purchase of the Tritt property and full funding of the $40 million Park Bond. It is the responsibility of the Board of Commissioners to fund what the people voted for by an overwhelming majority over 8 years ago. The Tritt property was the impetus for the Cobb County park bond program, and it was recommended for purchase by both the 2006 Park Bond and the 2008 Park Bond Committees.
Read next: Mrs. Tritt's Letter to Make the Tritt Property a Park + Our Next Steps
The Tritt family is giving our community a golden opportunity to help shape the future of East Cobb.
Mrs. Tritt personally wrote a letter (see below) about how she would like to see the Tritt property on Roswell Road become a park for all of East Cobb to enjoy! To make this happen, we need everyone to join in the effort!
This property is one of the last remaining large undeveloped tracts of land in the heart of East Cobb. It is more than just saving greenspace, it is the preservation of property that was here when East Cobb was settled some 184 years ago. We can preserve the history and create an exciting and memorable destination.
The 54-acre Tritt property was the #1 property recommended on both the Park Bond 2006 list and the Park Bond 2008 list. In fact, this lovely "green Jewel of East Cobb" was the impetus for the entire Park Bond process!
East Cobb Park is the most popular park in Cobb County, so it makes sense as the population increases to expand park capacity in this area. The vision for the new Tritt Park includes tons of activities to do such as nature hiking trails, mountain biking trails, disc golf, botanical gardens with a wedding gazebo, an East Cobb history center, and an art studio for art shows.
The Letter from Wylene Tritt to Commissioner Bob Ott
3 STEPS TO TAKE
Our goal is to push for the Tritt property to be chosen as the Park Bond property for District 2! Please send an email (see above) to let Commissioner Ott know we want the Tritt property saved.
The purchase of the Tritt property will likely be accomplished with a medley of funding, with support from the Cobb County, non-profit organizations, corporate sponsors & individuals. Fully funding Park Bond 2008 as voters approved is a key step for the benefit of all parks & greenspace in Cobb County.
This task may seem daunting, but few things that are worthwhile come easy.
Even before the Park Bonds, this community thought the Tritt property would be a park. East Cobb Park was originally owned by the Tritts before the Bowles who sold the land to Cobb County as a park. Mrs. Tritt spoke at the East Cobb Park dedication about how special the rest of the property 4 times as large as East Cobb Park would be for this community.
Volunteer to help Tritt Park at Ivy Wood
become a beautiful reality for East Cobb!
The Concerned Citizens of East Cobb
The Concerned Citizens of East Cobb represents thousands of East Cobbers who want the 54-acre Tritt property next to East Cobb Park to be fully conserved as a park.