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Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Update Now Available

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan Update Now Available
Document can be viewed online at www.forsythco.com/parks Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Comprehensive Master Plan Update was formally adopted by the Board of Commissioners November 3 and is now in effect and available online at www.forsythco.com/parks. The Comprehensive Master Plan Update will guide the county’s Parks & Recreation Department through future budget decisions and park system projects through 2026. “The update to the county’s Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan will guide staff and elected officials through decision making and actions – while balancing the opportunities and challenges of the county’s growth – over the next 10 years,” said Forsyth County ...

Ground Broken for New Eagle’s Beak Park in Northwest Forsyth County

Ground Broken for New Eagle’s Beak Park in Northwest Forsyth County
Eagle’s Beak Park Phase I will feature a canoe and kayak river launch and nature trails   Northwest Forsyth County will be home to a new passive park, for which ground was broken Tuesday, November 15. The new Eagle’s Beak Park will be located off of Old Federal Road in Ball Ground, and its construction is being funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by Forsyth County voters in 2008 and by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program.   Phase I of the new approximately 230-acre park will feature a canoe and kayak launch on ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association District Agency of the Year Award

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association District Agency of the Year Award
Parks & Recreation recognized during district banquet Forsyth County Parks & Recreation received the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) District 7 Agency of the Year Award during the District 7 banquet on Wednesday, October 26. The award was presented to three population groups within the district, with Forsyth County falling into the largest population category – 50,001 and over. “The annual District 7 banquet celebrates and recognizes our region, which also includes 39 other recreation and park agencies,” said Parks & Recreation Marketing and Community Relations Manager Laura Pate. The agency of the year award identifies the outstanding efforts of ...

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held on October 23

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held on October 23
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host the 2016 Future Olympians Track Competition on Sunday, October 23. The Future Olympians Track Competition is for girls and boys in kindergarten through fifth grade.   The annual event will be held at the track at Forsyth Central High School, with registration at noon and the event beginning at 1 p.m. The fee is $5 per child.   “The Future Olympians Track Competition is always an afternoon of fun for our county’s elementary school students,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This year’s competitions will include the long jump, softball throw and various running events.”   Participants ...

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival is Saturday, October 1

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival is Saturday, October 1
Family-friendly event is at Fowler Park   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 14th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, October 1 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and live entertainment.   From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be vendors, arts and crafts, a kids’ inflatable area, a food truck alley, petting zoo, animal adoptions and much more. From 4 to 9 p.m., there will be tethered hot air balloon rides, a food truck alley and live music.   ...

Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held October 8

Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held October 8
More than twenty vendors will be selling an assortment of household items   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming.   “We are excited about hosting another community yard sale at Central Park,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “Our previous yard sale event was held in April and was a success. We are looking forward to this event on October ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan to be Presented October 5

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan to be Presented October 5
Meeting to be held at County Administration Building   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has completed the final stages of updating its Comprehensive Master Plan, a major planning process to set the blueprint for the future of the parks system in Forsyth County. The Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Master Plan will be used to guide future budget decisions and park system projects for the next 10 years.    The Comprehensive Master Plan has been conducted by Benesch, a consulting firm who works with local governments throughout the country to determine community park and recreation needs and develops plans to meet those needs. They have ...

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held Oct. 1

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held Oct. 1
Family-friendly event is at Fowler Park   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 14th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, October 1 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and live entertainment.   “Year after year, Play at the Park is a wonderful event that brings families together for a day of fun,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor. “We are looking forward to another great turnout this year and will have plenty of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.”   From 11 a.m. to 4 ...

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Seeks Volunteers

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Seeks Volunteers
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce are preparing for the 14th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be held at Fowler Park on Saturday, October 1, and are seeking volunteers to assist with the event.   Play at the Park is a family-friendly community event that features kids’ activities, live entertainment, vendors and food trucks. Last year’s event brought in more than 2,500 people and nearly 70 vendors.   Prospective volunteers ages 16 and up will assist with event set-up and clean-up, kids’ activities, vendors and the food ...

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