CLT was invited to assist Cobb County in planning and naming Heritage Park,
which was developed as mitigation for the East-West Connector. Through an
agreement with the Cobb County Dept. of Transportation, CLT requested proposals
and interviewed design and engineering firms for the project. The board
worked closely with the community, DOT, and the design firm to develop plans
that would recognize the unique character of this area and make it accessible
for passive recreation.
The park includes a variety of
historic and natural elements. The nearby Covered Bridge Historic District
includes the Concord Covered Bridge, Ruff’s Mill, the Miller’s House and
grounds, and several historic residential structures. During the Civil War, the
area was the site of the Battle of Ruff’s Mill on July 4, 1864.