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
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You can fill in the form or email your own letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
The new property list for Park Bond 2008 funds may be announced at this October 25 BoC meeting too. When the new Park Bond list is announced, the list has recommendations from a committee. However, Commissioners can select any property they choose to save as a park in their District.
In fact, there is a precedent for the Board to chose another property not recommended on a committee list. After the original 2006 Park Bond committee recommended properties, a Commissioner purchased a property not on that committee's list to expand a park.
Our East Cobb history needs to be preserved and shared so future generations know our area is more than just subdivisions, retail shops, banks and gas stations.
People drive on roads and attend schools named after families like Tritt, Lassiter, Delk, Dickerson, Sewell, and yet the history of East Cobb is known to very few who live here. All these families have a history and stories connected to the founding of this area and to the Tritt property directly.
Citizens love spending time in Roswell Square or Marietta Square where there is a focal point for people to gather and experience the history of those areas. East Cobb has a chance to do the same if we are bold enough to take it!
become a beautiful reality for East Cobb!