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Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail this Saturday

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail this Saturday
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is hosting their inaugural Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail on Saturday, October 28 at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center. The free event will feature family crafts, games and nature-themed activities. Also included in the festivities will be a Halloween costume contest for all ages and a haunted trail for ages eight and up.   “We are very excited to welcome the community to Sawnee Mountain Preserve for the first Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail event,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We’re looking forward to a great evening of Halloween fun for ...

Forsyth County Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

Forsyth County Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation
Mark of distinction recognizes commitment to highest level of service to the community   The Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department has earned a distinction so prestigious that it is now one of only 165 departments nationally to hold the recognition. The department has earned accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the recent 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans. At their meeting October 5, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the Parks & Recreation Department for earning the accreditation.   CAPRA ...

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held October 15

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held October 15
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host the 2017 Future Olympians Track Competition on Sunday, October 15, at South Forsyth High School. 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 South Forsyth High School this year, with on-site registration being held from noon to 1 p.m. and events taking place between 1 and 3 p.m. The fee is $5 per child.   “The Future Olympians Track Competition is an afternoon of fun and fitness for our county’s elementary school students,” said Parks & ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail October 28

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail October 28
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is hosting their inaugural Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail on Saturday, October 28 at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center. The free event will feature family crafts, games and nature-themed activities. Also included in the festivities will be a Halloween costume contest for all ages and a haunted trail for ages eight and up.   “We are very excited to welcome the community to Sawnee Mountain Preserve for the first Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail event,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We’re looking forward to a great evening of Halloween fun for ...

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival this Saturday at Fowler Park

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival this Saturday at Fowler Park
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 15th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival this Saturday, September 30 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.   “Our annual Play at the Park event is always a great opportunity for families to spend time together for a day of fun,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There will be plenty of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”   From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be ...

Winter Basketball Registration Begins September 25

Winter Basketball Registration Begins September 25
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for winter basketball Monday, September 25, through Friday, October 20 at 5 p.m. Basketball leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 9 (by January 1, 2018) through 14.   “Our winter basketball league has been very popular over the last several years, and we anticipate another busy season,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “It’s a great indoor activity for kids during the colder months.”   Registration will be accepted online at www.forsythco.com/parks and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Road), Fowler Park ...

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held September 30

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held September 30
Family-friendly event is at Fowler Park   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 15th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, September 30 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.   “Our annual Play at the Park event is always a great opportunity for families to spend time together for a day of fun,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There will be plenty of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”   From 11 a.m. to 6 ...

Big Creek Greenway Re-Opened

Big Creek Greenway Re-Opened
UPDATED September 18, 2017: All sections of the Big Creek Greenway, including the McFarland Parkway trail head, that were temporarily closed to allow for cleanup from the recent storm have re-opened! UPDATED September 15, 2017: Sawnee Mountain Preserve has re-opened! A section of the Big Creek Greenway (from McFarland Parkway to Union Hill Road) remains closed to allow for cleanup from the recent storm, as does the McFarland Parkway trail head. Please continue to avoid the closed areas, to allow crews to perform their cleanup work. To allow for cleanup from the recent storm, Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway and ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held September 16

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held September 16
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, September 16. 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 September ...

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