Once the site of major fighting during the Civil War, Kennesaw has emerged as a premiere destination for families and businesses looking to relocate in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Small town charm with big city amenities

The City's approximately 32,000 residents enjoy Kennesaw as a great place to live, learn, work and play. They appreciate the City’s combination of small town charm and big city amenities, with access to excellent educational resources, first-rate parks, greenspaces, public buildings and athletic facilities, high quality and affordable recreation programs, and safe, well-maintained neighborhoods and central business district.

History and culture thrive

Kennesaw takes great pride in being a community that protects and manages its historical and cultural resources for future generations. Attractions include the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, the Smith-Gilbert Gardens, and improved public areas and renovated buildings with delightfully eclectic shops and restaurants.

Kennesaw delivers on quality of life

Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation programs, special events and facilities, efficient street and sanitation services, environmental initiatives, and a strong, caring Police Department play a central role in supporting and sustaining the livability and economic vitality of the City.





Did You Know?

Swift-Cantrell is the City’s largest community park at 42 acres.
  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.

City Events for Residents

Fri Apr 18, 2014 @ 7:00AM - 06:00PM
Good Friday City Services Schedule
Mon Apr 21, 2014 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
Tue Apr 22, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Grand Prix 5K Series Launch Party (Rescheduled)
Sat Apr 26, 2014 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Electronic/Metal Recycle & Document Shredding Event
Sat Apr 26, 2014 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Drug Take-Back Day
Tue Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Camp Expo
Wed Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:00PM -
City Council Work Session
Sat May 03, 2014 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Cemetery Decoration Day
Sat May 03, 2014 @ 6:00PM -
Outdoor Movie: Despicable Me 2
Sat May 03, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Rose Garden Gala