Reader Jim was at East Cobb Park on Wednesday and passed along these photos of fencing around the concert stage and some construction workers and wondered what was going on.
We checked with Lee O’Neal, President of the Friends for the East Cobb Park, who tells us that the stage is getting a new roof.
The volunteer organization partners with Cobb County Parks and Recreation, which has contracted with Allstar Lighting and Electrical to do the maintenance work.
Tom Bills of Cobb Parks said the wooden roof is 18 years old, and that it will be rebuilt based on the original design with new materials. He said the work should be done in about three weeks.
The stage typically has several concerts during the spring and summer months as part of Sunday Funday events put on by the Friends group and sponsored by WellStar.
The concert stage also is the venue for a Christmas tree lighting celebration put on by the Friends group in early December.
There haven’t been any events there since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The park was closed with other Cobb parks for seven weeks in the spring, and partially reopened in May.
On July 1, the large pavilions at East Cobb Park and other county parks were reopened for public use, with reservations of no more than 50 people due to social-distancing guidelines.
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