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Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Shady Grove Campground to Open March 6

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Shady Grove Campground to Open March 6
Campground offers 110 campsites Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Shady Grove Campground, located on the shores of Lake Lanier at 7800 Allyn Lane Memorial Way in Cumming, will open for the season on March 6. The 109-acre campground offers 110 campsites – including tent campsites, RV campsites and group campsites, a beach and swim area, boat ramp with a courtesy dock, children’s playground, and restroom and shower facilities. “Shady Grove Campground is a distinctive highlight of Forsyth County Parks & Recreation offerings,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “The campground provides great natural amenities including boat and swim access ...

Register Today for Spring Break Camps Through Forsyth County Parks & Recreation

Register Today for Spring Break Camps Through Forsyth County Parks & Recreation
Spring break camps offered for ages 4 to 15 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is offering half-day and full-day spring break camps this year. The camps vary in location and theme and are offered for children ages 4 through 15, Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7. The half-day camp options at Old Atlanta Park – located in the southern portion of the county – include a drawing and painting camp for children ages 4 to 6 and a Minecraft-inspired engineering adventure camp for children ages 6 to 11. Sawnee Mountain Preserve – located in the northern portion of the county ...

Improvements Completed at Forsyth County’s Chattahoochee Pointe

Improvements Completed at Forsyth County’s Chattahoochee Pointe
Ribbon cutting ceremony held to commemorate improvements   Improvements were recently completed at Forsyth County’s Chattahoochee Pointe, a 119-acre park located at 5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Drive in south Forsyth County. The improvements include extending the park’s existing trail to create a 5K trail and adding a new restroom building. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the project was held Friday, February 10.   “Chattahoochee Pointe is a tremendous amenity and now, with these new improvements, it will certainly be an even greater resource for our citizens,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.   Funding for the park improvements came from the Parks, Recreation and Green ...

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 ...

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