Cobb PARKS offers a 6 week beginner Tai Chi course

Cobb PARKS will be hosting a 6-week Tai Chi course every Tuesday evening from August 2 through September 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ward Recreation Center, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs.

The cost of the courses is $60 for the six weeks. Call 770-528-8885 or email [email protected] for more information.

The following notice was posted on the Cobb County Facebook page:

Wanted to learn Tai Chi but don’t know where to start? Learn the art of slow, controlled movements that will increase your flexibility and strengthen your core, balance and relax your mind. Registration is now open for the series, Tuesday, August 2 through September 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ward Recreation Center, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. Use class code #26807 to register on the PARKS website:

About Cobb PARKS

Cobb PARKS is the Cobb County branch of government that manages 90 properties, 78 of which are developed parks.

The total area managed by the department is over 6,000 acres.

The Cobb PARKS website describes the history of the department as follows:

The department was established in 1966 as the Cobb County Department of Parks and Recreation, and in 1989 was renamed the Cobb County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs with the addition of the Department of Arts and cultural affairs. The Department is divided into three divisions: Administration, Park Operations and Services. Administration includes the director’s office, business management and human resource functions. Park Operations is responsible for maintaining the parks and their structures. The Services Division oversees the programming offered through the ministry.

Department-operated specialty facilities include the Cobb County Civic Center Complex, Al Bishop and Lost Mountain Softball Complexes, five recreation centers, five community centers, four arts centers, the Mable House-Barnes Amphitheater, the Cobb gymnasium center, six tennis centers. and 13 satellite tennis court locations, four indoor aquatic centers and two outdoor seasonal pools, over 60 miles of trails, two golf courses, the Jim Miller Park Fairgrounds and the Jim Miller Park Event Center.

The director of Cobb PARKS is Michael Brantley.