Acworth's beautiful natural surroundings provide a great backdrop for a host of recreational activities. In the heart of the city are Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona, which are surrounded by hundreds of acres of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property. The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is in charge of overseeing the city's 10 parks, as well as its recreational programs. Lake Acworth's Beach at Cable Park features 25 acres of land that provide sport facilities and areas for picnicking. Thirty-acre Logan Farm Park offers walking trails, horseshoe pits and several sports facilities. Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking and boating are available in some of the town's other public parks.
Located within the Acworth zip code are the lovely country club communities of Brookstone and Bentwater. Brookstone and Bentwater are home to a private clubs offering golf, tennis and social memberships, as well as programs for children as young as five years old. Residents of Brookstone and Bentwater enjoy access to a community clubhouse, as well as a golf course and tennis courts.
The Parks and Recreation Department hosts events such as Pioneer Days, which is held over the Labor Day weekend. Festivities are abundant with family entertainment, food, crafts and carnivals. Other events include a Fourth of July Celebration and a Halloween Carnival every October.
Shopping opportunities in and around Acworth are abundant. For antique lovers, downtown Acworth is the place to be. The town's historic downtown district is filled with small village shops that offer a wide range of unique goods and gifts. The nearby Town Center Mall provides additional shopping opportunities and many first-rate shops and malls of Atlanta are just minutes away.
Students in Acworth are served by the outstanding Cobb County School District. This district is the second largest in Georgia and is also the fastest growing. Also located in the area is the North Cobb Christian School, which provides private education for students in grades K-12.
For those seeking a higher education, Kennesaw State University and North Metro Technical College are located just minutes from Acworth. Southern Polytechnic University, Brenau and Shorter Colleges?in addition to nineteen other colleges and universities?can also be found throughout the metro area.
For those inquiring about the history of Acworth, there are various historic landmarks that highlight this community's past. The Collins Avenue Historic District is a collection of late 19th century homes that were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Residents also enjoy spending time at the Historic Downtown, which first served as the community's primary business district. Today, it stands as a reminder of what the commercial buildings once resembled.