Hobbs Farm Fit Court Opens

The new Hobbs Farm Fit Court was opened for public use on September 11, 2019, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A $35,000 grant from the Atlanta-based Mary Alice and Bennett Brown Foundation provided most of the funding for the court. The fitness facility features five equipment pieces that offer 120 exercise combinations and routines for beginners and advanced users. The court is ADA compliant and located close to a water fountain and restrooms.

The need for outdoor space catering to teenagers and the active adult population was mentioned during community surveys and town hall meetings when the city was updating its Comprehensive Plan in 2018. The fit court is also expected to attract groups affiliated with Parks and Recreation’s Senior Activities Center and Tanner Health System’s healthy living classes, that meet on and around the GreenBelt.

Hobbs Farm Park is a trailhead for the Carrollton GreenBelt a few blocks from Adamson Square and has become a go-to spot for exercise and healthy activity. The fit court joins the park’s long list of amenities, which includes a one-mile Hobbs Loop, Carrollton Bike Share station, Georgia top-rated public disc golf course, a public kayak launch pad, and a gazebo overlooking the Little Tallapoosa River spillway. Hobbs Farm Park is home to many native plants and wildlife.

While the Hobbs Farm Fit Court is open and fully functional, a bonded, rubber mulch will soon replace the wood-chip surfacing. The installation process was delayed by a few weeks due to the recent hurricane evacuations in Florida that affected the construction crew. Please be mindful and do not enter the court area if safety fencing is present.

Carrollton Half Marathon

September 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am 5:00 pm

The inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon presented by Tanner Health System will take place on September 7, 2019. The 13.1 mile course will take you from Carrollton’s Historic Adamson Square, through city proper and nearly 9 smooth miles over shaded, rolling hills on the city’s new multi-use bike/running path, the GreenBelt. The beautiful route finishes back at Adamson Square for a finish line festival not to be missed, featuring live music, local food vendors, and beer from local craft breweries. Register individually to take on the race or be a part of a 2, 3, or 4 person relay team! This course makes a great event for first timers, those looking for a half marathon personal best, or an end-of-summer tune up for fall marathon season. Registration includes an inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon T-shirt, finisher’s medal, and free food and drink tickets to the post-race festivities. 

$65 Half Marathon $35 (per team member) 2-4 Person Relay Teams

Gallery Play Saturday: Insects!

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

After exploring the GreenBelt exhibit, students will explore techniques in drawing and watercolor as they create their own insect botanical illustrations.Instructor: Marcella Kuykendall
Ages 8-12 (Younger children may participate but will need the assistance of a parent.)
20 students max

$5

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Opening Reception: More than a Trail: Exploring the Greenbelt

July 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Tour Carrollton’s GreenBelt through the eyes of artist Greg Crimmins as he delicately captures the flora, fauna and scenery of the trail through paintings and drawings. Enjoy this exhibit’s opening reception and be among the first to see the show.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

More than a Trail: Exploring the GreenBelt

July 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am September 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Tour Carrollton’s GreenBelt through the eyes of artist Greg Crimmins as he delicately captures the flora, fauna and scenery of the trail through paintings and drawings.The artist has earned Average Art Magazine and Adobe Design Achievement awards.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083