Tuesday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park - Tue, Sep 4 2018

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Tuesday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Tuesday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Sep 4 2018  9:30 am >> Tue, Sep 4 2018 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Sat, Sep 1 2018 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Sep 4 2018 9:30 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Note the earlier start time  - - a half hour earlier than the usual Tuesday morning hikes.  

We'll keep a moderate pace and enjoy friendly conversation and beautiful scenery.  If you're a camera buff, there will be several photo opportunities as we circle this lovely park dedicated to the memory of Leita Thompson.  (You can read her story on bronze plaques near the pavilion.) The trail around Leita Thompson "undulates," but there is nothing steep.  The trail is wide and even, so it's a really great place for a safe hike.  We can stop periodically if needed, though our pace will not be too challenging. 

This is a dog-friendly park, with many dogs on the trail.  You are welcome to bring your dog as long as you keep it on leash and clean up any messes that it makes.  There is a fenced in "off leash" area if you'd like for your dog to be able to run free and play with other dogs.

A little more information on the park:


There are no bathrooms, but there are three areas with porta-johns throughout the park. 

 We will start the hike on time, so please arrive 5 - 10 minutes early to meet everyone and check in. We'll be parking in the big overflow lot, and NOT the small pavillion lot. 

If you have time after the hike, please plan to join some of the group for lunch at Panera Bread - - just 1/4 mile from the park.  

Required Items to Bring:

comfortable walking/hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Polls if you want to use them, though the terrain is very walker-friendly.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

N 34.06315,  W -84.40678

1200 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, USA 

Roswell, GA 30075

There are three parking lots in the area:  one for the dog park, the second for the arts center  and overflow lot, and the third for the pavillion lot.  We will be parking in the second lot, to the left of the arts center.

From Atlanta take GA-400 N to exit 7B W/Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell. Continue west on Holcomb Bridge Rd for 5.7 miles. On your right you will pass Chick-fil-a and Mountain Park Rd. Take the next right. This is the entrance for the dog park and Art Center West.  Make an immediate left for the gravel overflow parking lot 

If you pass this entrance, you will come to the main Leita Thompson entrance at the pavilion.  You can turn in here and then take an immediate right up the gravel path to the overflow lot.  Drive up the gravel road through the woods and park at the top of the hill. 


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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

We'll cancel the event if heavy rains are likely.  Check your email and/or the AOC calendar at 7:00 am.  Cancellation will be posted by then if it's necessary to do so.