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.
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.
|Sat Sep 20, 2014 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM|
Paws in the Park
|Thu Sep 25, 2014 @10:00AM - 08:00PM|
|Sat Sep 27, 2014 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM|
Worldwide Day of Play
|Sat Sep 27, 2014 @12:00PM - 05:00PM|
Kennesaw Beer Festival
|Wed Oct 01, 2014 @ 6:00PM - |
City Council Work Session
|Mon Oct 06, 2014 @ 6:30PM - |
City Council Meeting
|Tue Oct 07, 2014 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM|
Community Blood Drive
|Wed Oct 08, 2014 @ 6:00PM - |
Cherokee St Gateway: Second Public Meeting
|Sat Oct 11, 2014 @ 5:00PM - |
Fall-O-Ween Fest & Outdoor Movie (The Goonies)
|Wed Oct 15, 2014 @ 6:00PM - |
City Council Work Session