The Promised Land Playground at Eastside Baptist Church has for years been a favorite for many East Cobb families. The playground was constructed in 1996 by more than 1,000 church volunteers.
Features: Built of wood and entirely fenced in, this playground is a haven for parents who need to keep up with on-the-move kiddies. With plenty of seating for parents throughout the park and near the entrance/exit, it’s easy to relax and enjoy the many perks of this playground. Its features include toddler swings, tire swings, slides, a short zip line, a sand pit, bridges and lots of climbing opportunities. Of special note is the castle-like architecture and the large animals on the outside of an ark. Be sure to look for the large, white teeth on the whale. As a safety feature, the playground surface is covered in wood chips.
Amenities: Plenty of shading and picnic tables make a perfect place to enjoy lunch or refreshments. A soccer field was recently added and is bordered by a walking track. When not in use by the church and its school, the field is open for families to enjoy.
Info: 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. No running water or restroom facilities are available, so plan accordingly and bring your own refreshments.
Open weekdays, 3 p.m. to sundown; Saturday, sunup until sundown; Sunday, noon to sundown.
– Dana diLorenzo