Nestled in the suburbs of Powder Springs, Georgia, Lost Mountain Park offers a wide variety of amenities for you and your team to enjoy, all in a beautiful, scenic setting. These amenities include venues for sporting events, such as eight softball fields, one baseball field, and two fields used for both football and soccer. Two onsite facilities, the Ward Recreation Center and the Lost Mountain Tennis Center, enhance the park’s already extensive assortment of amenities with a full-sized basketball court and 12 lighted tennis courts. Other amenities you’ll find at Lost Mountain Park include three concession stands, three picnic pavilions, two playgrounds, batting cages, walking trails, and two fishing ponds.

Like Lost Mountain Park, Powder Springs and its neighboring cities have much to offer you and your team as well during your stay. In this area of Georgia you can enjoy plenty of attractions, both indoor and out, as well as kid-friendly restaurants that serve everything from burgers to barbeque. Whenever your team isn’t busy competing, you can definitely expect to be out and about enjoying some of the fantastic entertainment and dining options that can be found just minutes from Lost Mountain Park.


Things to Do

Seven Springs Water Park

After spending a few hours on the field under the hot Georgia sun, your team will definitely want to cool themselves off. You might even want to too! Luckily there’s a great place for you to do just that while also having lots of fun just minutes from Lost Mountain Park.

Located in nearby Wild Horse Creek Park, Seven Springs Water Park is one of Powder Springs’s newest and most popular attractions. Open during the summer months, Seven Springs Water Park features two water slides with lots of exciting twists and turns as well as a lazy river and a splash pad area with zero depth entry. There’s also a full service concession stand located onsite that serves kid-friendly favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, and even shaved ice for those extra hot summer days. Nominal admission fees make this attraction as affordable as it is enjoyable. 3820 Macedonia Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127


Sparkles Family Fun Center

Since 1959, Sparkles Family Fun Centers have been where locals go for family-friendly fun and entertainment in the Atlanta area. The Sparkles Family Fun Center nearest to Lost Mountain Park, located in the nearby City of Kennesaw, is just over a 20-minute drive from the park. This makes Sparkles Family Fun Center a convenient place to enjoy an hour or two of amusements whenever your team has some downtime.

Offering something fun for everyone, Sparkles Family Fun Center features a large roller rink; a two-story black light laser tag arena; an indoor, multilevel playground; and an arcade with many of the latest video and redemption games. After having so much excitement, you and your team will definitely need to take a break to refuel. When you do, head to the Couey Cafe, a quick service eatery located inside Sparkles Family Fun Center. They serve a variety of sweet and savory treats, including cotton candy, brownies, pizza, chicken fingers, and hot dogs. 1000 Mccollum Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144


Marietta Square

Offering enough dining, shopping, and entertainment options to appease the interests of everyone you’re traveling with, Marietta Square is a great place to go during your visit to Lost Mountain Park. You’ll find over 30 restaurants that serve many different kinds of cuisine as well as an eclectic blend of unique shops, museums, art galleries, and more.

At the heart of Marietta Square sits Glover Park. This park is a great place to walk around outdoors on a beautiful day or enjoy a picnic under a shady tree. You can also take souvenir photos that you’ll treasure for years to come at the park’s beautiful fountain and gazebo. If you’re lucky, you might even be visiting Glover Park while an event such as a festival or concert is taking place. Young children won’t want to miss getting the chance to play in the park’s playground, which features a replica of the legendary locomotive known as The General. 4 Depot St NE, Marietta, GA 30060


Marietta Museum of History

If you and your team are interested in having a unique experience with a compelling historical twist, visit the Marietta Museum of History during your stay in Powder Springs. The Marietta Museum of History is located just a short drive from Lost Mountain Park in a building that was once a cotton warehouse, a hotel, and even a makeshift hospital and morgue during the Civil War.

In its most recent incarnation, the building now encompasses a wide array of galleries and exhibits detailing the rich cultural history of Marietta and the surrounding area. During your visit to the Marietta Museum of History your team can learn about everything from Native Americans to World War II and anything in-between. Have everyone stop by the Museum Store on your way out. There you can pick out your perfect keepsake from their selection of books, mugs, magnets, toys, and more. 1 Depot St NE, Marietta, GA 30060


The Escapery

Since your team is visiting Lost Mountain Park to participate in a competition, they’ll be spending plenty of time during their trip getting a good workout. If they’re interested in flexing their mental muscles as well while in Powder Springs, take them to The Escapery. Opened in 2016, this is one of the area’s hottest new things to do.

The Escapery is an escape room attraction that features four unique rooms to choose from. These include Destiny, a swashbuckling treasure hunt inspired by action-packed adventure franchises like Indiana Jones; Ripper, a murder mystery where it’s up to you to stop the infamous Jack the Ripper before he strikes again; Silo, an espionage adventure set during the height of the Cold War; and Seance, a room that offers a supernatural experience of otherworldly proportions. 1349 Old 41 Hwy NW, Marietta, GA 30060


Eddie’s Trick Shop

Lost Mountain Park - Travel - Hotels4TeamsWhen you’re planning a trip for a youth sports team, it’s always good to have a trick or two up your sleeve when it comes to ideas for things to do. If your team is tired of the same old attractions and activities, take them to Eddie’s Trick Shop while you’re in Georgia. This eclectic shop has been a Marietta institution since it opened over 35 years ago in 1978. At first Eddie’s Trick Shop sold mostly magic trick and practical joke supplies. Since then, their selection has expanded to include costumes, masks, wigs, hats, novelty gifts, and so much more. You’ll never know what you’ll find at Eddie’s Trick Shop! 70 S Park Sq NE, Marietta, GA 30060


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Places to Eat

Sam’s BBQ-1

No trip down south would be complete without tasting some delicious barbeque and the place to do just that near Lost Mountain Park is Sam’s BBQ-1. Started by chef and owner Sam Huff in 2004 as a small weekend takeout operation, Sam’s BBQ-1 has since grown into a successful family of restaurants synonymous with delicious barbequed meats and savory sides.

On the menu at Sam’s BBQ-1 you’ll find all of the usual succulent suspects, including pulled pork, chicken, brisket, and sausage in addition to some more uncommon offerings like turkey short ribs. Along with your meaty main course you can enjoy a variety of tempting sides, such as collard greens, fried okra, mac and cheese, and baked beans. Sam’s BBQ-1 also has a kids’ menu for diners 10 years old and younger as well as plenty of delicious desserts that are the perfect way to top off your dining experience. 3600 Dallas Hwy, Marietta, GA 30064


West Cobb Diner

When it comes to comfort food, diners do it best. So if you and your team are in the mood for hearty, stick to your ribs dishes like meatloaf and country fried steak during your visit to Powder Springs and Lost Mountain Park, head to West Cobb Diner. Located just over a 10-minute drive from the park, this charming eatery will make everyone on your team feel right at home.

Their menu features all kinds of comfort food classics with gourmet twists, such as thyme-black pepper fried boneless chicken with green tomato chutney and roasted turkey dinner with cornbread stuffing, pan gravy, and fresh cranberry sauce. If you’re dining with any less-than-adventurous eaters, they’ll appreciate West Cobb Diner’s selection of salads and sandwiches. Plenty of appetizer and dessert options mean that your team’s meal is sure to be delicious from savory start to oh so sweet finish. 3451 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Marietta, GA 30064


Cheeseburger Bobby’s

Lost Mountain Park - Travel - Hotels4TeamsFor a quick, crowd-pleasing meal that’s as affordable as it is appetizing, take your team to Cheeseburger Bobby’s. This popular fast casual eatery specializes in; you guessed it; delicious gourmet burgers made with fresh, never frozen, 100-percent Angus beef.

You can choose from their eclectic selection of specialty burgers, topped with everything from Swiss cheese and grilled mushrooms to chili and cheddar cheese, or customize your own at their Build Your Own Burger Bar. Their hand cut French fries are the perfect companion to any kind of burger and if you saved room for dessert, definitely don’t leave without trying one of their decadent frozen custards. 5077 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy, Hiram, GA 30141


L. Marie’s Southern Cuisine

You and your team can enjoy down-home Southern cooking at its finest only 20 minutes from Lost Mountain Park at L. Marie’s Southern Cuisine. Although L. Marie’s was opened recently in 2014, it has quickly become one of the area’s most raved about restaurants. One bite of their delicious Southern staples is all it will take for you and your team to understand why. Everything on the menu at L. Marie’s is prepared fresh daily, ensuring that no matter what you’re in the mood for, you can expect for it to taste as good as can be.

They offer plenty of familiar favorites like baked mac and cheese, fried chicken, meatloaf, and ribs in addition to some lesser-known Southern delicacies, such as seared alligator, po’ boys, and oxtails. For dessert, try their peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, bread pudding, or one of their many other sweet treats. 3161 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152


Although this may be your first time hearing of Powder Springs and its neighboring cities, you can rest assured that these quaint suburbs are a wonderful place to be traveling to with your team. Not only is this area of Georgia home to Lost Mountain Park, one of the area’s best venues for sporting events, it also has many fun kid-friendly attractions and dining options to help you and your team make the most of your stay.