Cobb County
4:20 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Cumberland CID to Add Part of Chattahoochee River NRA to its Boundaries

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area contains 48 miles of river.
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area contains 48 miles of river.
Credit National Park Service

Cobb County’s Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) is getting ready to grow by hundreds of acres, but the land will not be used for commercial development. 

With Tuesday’s approval by the Cobb Board of Commissioners, the Cumberland CID will soon add more than 570 acres to its boundaries; the acreage is part of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

According to CID Chairman Tad Leithead, his organization will work with the National Park Service to make the area more user friendly according to CID Chairman Tad Leithead. “One of the things we’re focusing on is access into the park,” said Leithead. “And we’ll be focusing on trail systems within the park that allow people, pedestrians and bicyclists particularly, to experience more of the national park conveniently.”

No money is changing hands, but the CID had to enter into the agreement with the National Park Service in order to spend money for improvements. Leithead says there are no specific projects planned yet.