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Friday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park (if it doesn’t rain!)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA   Hike: Friday Morning at Leita Thompson Memorial Park (if it doesn’t rain!)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 21 2020  8:30 am >> Fri, Aug 21 2020 10:30 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 20 2020 3:10 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 21 2020 8:30 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:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


I'm hoping that we can get a hike in without rain on Friday morning.  Please check your email and/or the AOC website by 6:30 am on Friday for a possible cancellation of the event.  It would be nice to get in a little exercise if we can.  Just how strong is that rain bubble?

Leita Thompson Memorial Park is a wide, well-shaded trail of soft gravel.  There are rolling hills that can provide a good workout at a moderately fast pace (which we will maintain).

There are no bathrooms, but there are three porta-potties at various places in the park. 

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the hike is scheduled to start to check inm as I start on time.  There is no parking fee at this parking lot.

Required Items to Bring:

Water, gatorade or whatever you like to keep hydrated (important)

Comfortable hiking shoes

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

Poles, if you like to use them

Insect repellant

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.  It's a big lot with plenty of parking spaces.  

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. 


A map of the park is available at:

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