If you have a budding boarder in your brood, do them a solid and skate over to Kennesaw Skate Park. The recently opened, Street League certified skate plaza is housed in beautiful Swift-Cantrell Park, and is one of the largest skate parks in the Southeast. With 40,000 square feet of street, bowl and flow elements—as well as nearby play areas for younger tots and furred friends—it is an outing your whole family will be stoked with. Here’s the wheel deal about this awesome skate park.


When to go: Drop by anytime basically from dawn to dusk.  The park’s hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where to find it: 3140 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw, Ga


What to see/do: Make a day of it; Swift-Cantrell Park also features two play areas packed with equipment perfect for the little ones. You can also bring fido! There’s a dog park suited for both big and little furry friends.

Where to have lunch: Take off your gear and head to one of the covered picnic tables. Or find a nice grassy spot to sit and chow down.

How to dress: Protection is paramount here. Make sure you’re decked out in your skateboard safety gear.


Bonus: Ready for a run? Why not utilize one of the park’s two paved walking trails?

Cost: Parking and admittance to the park is free.

Online: www.skatekennesaw.com


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—Jessica Obenschain

Photos courtesy of Kennesaw.com