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SW Cherokee Parks and Trails Plan

The public input period for the Southwest Cherokee Parks and Trails Plan has begun, and we want to hear from the Southwest Cherokee community!

Thank you to everyone who attended Public Input Meeting #1

Survey & Online Activities - Open Now

Meeting #2 - Coming Soon

Please visit this LINK to find the Social Pinpoint engagement activities for this planning process.

For those that wish to print the survey and fill out by hand, please click HERE.


Completed paper surveys may be returned to the following locations:

County Offices: 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton GA

Recreation and Parks Offices: 7545 Main Street, Building 200 Woodstock, GA 

Join us on

November 12, 2020 - Virtual Design Workshop at 7:00 PM

Register for the event through this LINK.


November 14, 2020 - Pop-up Design Workshop at 10:00 AM

Clark Creek Elementary - Rear Bus Pickup/Drop-Off Lot

3219 Hunt Road, Acworth 30102

Meeting #2 Details

The Virtual Meeting on November 12th will cover site analysis, what we’ve heard in the surveys, and the first draft of conceptual ideas for each of the parcels and potential trail routes. To be included in the community feedback, don’t forget to fill out the current surveys by October 31st!

We will also describe the online activities for the next round of input, which will be open for a few weeks after the meeting. Our pop-up meeting on November 14th will give you the chance to come see the conceptual ideas in person and talk with us about your ideas! This pop-up meeting will be held outdoors if the weather permits and inside the school gym in the case of bad weather. 

Project Background

Working directly with the public, Cherokee County Planning and Zoning conducted an Area Plan for Southwest Cherokee in early 2019. The area, which is also part of the SW Cherokee Area Plan spearheaded by the Planning Division, encompasses about 6,000 acres, with geographic boundaries of the Bartow County line on the west side, Wade Green Road on the east, the Cobb County line to the south and near Kellogg Creek Road and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property on the north side.

One of the community's goals as identified during this process was to create parks and recreation opportunities and to connect the different parts of the area with a network of pathways and trails. County leadership has since moved forward with the community's ambition for local parks and trails by involving Cherokee Recreation and Parks to oversee the next phase of the process.  The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners engaged TSW, an Atlanta-based planning, architecture and landscape architecture firm, to develop a parks and trails area master plan for Southwest Cherokee. TSW will facilitate the public input meetings that begin this fall to develop the overall plan. More public input meetings will be held over the next few months.

To learn more about the plan, please contact Bryan Reynolds, Community Services Agency Director, at 770-924-7768 or bdreynolds@cherokeega.com

For information on the Southwest Cherokee Area Plan that preceded this Parks and Trails Plan, please see the plan document here: SW Cherokee Area Plan

Reference Map - The Boundary for the SW Cherokee Parks and Trails Plan 


SW Cherokee Area Plan - Parks and Trails Concept Plan Created By the Community

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