Cost: Free, although some programs carry a registration fee
Times: Park open roughly 6 am to 10 pm; Recreation center Monday through Thursday, Noon to 9 pm; Friday, Noon to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm; closed Sunday
Location: Fullers Park, 3499 Robinson Road, Marietta, GA 30068
Kelly’s Comments: The main reason I like Fullers Park is that is has a very uncrowded, rather hidden playground. (Oops! Now I’ve spilled the beans!) After entering the park, take the first right, and you’ll find the playground at the end of the street. There’s a neat, shady hiking trail that connects Fullers to the adjacent East Cobb Park. Use Fullers’ tennis courts for a free pick-up game (as long as they’re not reserved for ALTA or USTA); older kids will enjoy playing basketball at the Recreation Center’s open gym. The Center offers various fitness classes, such as Zumba and yoga, and provides very reasonably priced full-day summer camps for working parents. Various youth baseball, soccer, and football leagues enjoy Fullers Park as a home base.