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Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad to Open May 26

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad to Open May 26
Spray pad will be open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Forsyth County’s popular spray pad, located at Old Atlanta Park, will open for the season beginning Saturday, May 26, and will remain open through September 3. Hours of operation for the spray pad are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 26 through August 1. Beginning August 2 until September 3, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (1 year old ...

Trail for Visually Impaired Now Open at Fowler Park

Trail for Visually Impaired Now Open at Fowler Park
A Braille Trail with a sensory garden is now open at Fowler Park.   Fowler Park’s Braille Trail is located near the entrance to the Big Creek Greenway in Fowler Park. The trail is approximately 200 yards in length and is comprised of eight braille signs and two sensory gardens.   “This project began in early 2017 and was made possible by the Forsyth County Lions Club in partnership with Ms. Fedorchuk’s 4th grade class at Kelly Mill Elementary School,” said Jim Pryor, Director Parks & Recreation.  The Braille Trail has guide ropes located on the right side for visually impaired individuals to navigate ...

New Trails Now Open in Forsyth County

New Trails Now Open in Forsyth County
Trails are now open at Lanierland Park and Matt Community Park in north Forsyth County. Both Lanierland Park and Matt Community Park have added a natural surface trail that highlights each park’s unique setting.  “We are pleased to offer residents these latest additions to the county’s park system,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “With great amenities such as these new trails, it comes as no surprise that Forsyth County was recently named Georgia’s healthiest county for the sixth consecutive year.” The trail at Lanierland Park is an out and back route that is 2.6 miles long allowing for walking and ...

Spring Fling to be Held at Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center

Spring Fling to be Held at Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center
10th anniversary of the center to be celebrated on April 21 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host their first Spring Fling event at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center on Saturday, April 21. The event will include free crafts, games and workshops for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   “We are very excited for our first Spring Fling event that will have something for everyone,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There is a growing assortment of activities available at Sawnee Mountain Preserve, and this event gives visitors a chance to experience them.” Beginning at noon, visitors ages ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 14

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 14
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, April 14. 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 pleased to host the community yard sale at Central Park,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “This annual event continues to be successful and we look forward to another great yard sale on April 14.” Event organizers expect more than 20 vendors selling a variety of household goods, children’s ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Add Therapeutic Recreation Programming

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Add Therapeutic Recreation Programming
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department is adding new therapeutic recreation programming this year to serve individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities as well as at risk youth. The programs are slated to launch this summer and will include adaptive sports and fitness programs, special events and other instructional recreation programs. The therapeutic programs will be part of the department’s Recreation Division that oversees the county’s three recreation center facilities and programming. Therapeutic recreation will be based out of Central Park Recreation Center but will be offering programs countywide.   “We began working on the development of therapeutic recreation programs in ...

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 ...

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