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Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Fifth Consecutive Year

Forsyth Named State’s Healthiest County for Fifth Consecutive Year
For the fifth consecutive year, Forsyth County has been named the healthiest county in Georgia. The distinction comes as part of the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps study initiated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The rankings are based on county residents’ quality of life and length of life, and the report presents a series of other factors that help influence those criteria. Among those components are health behaviors (obesity, tobacco use, access to exercise opportunities, etc.), clinical care, social and economic factors like unemployment and poverty, and physical environment. For more ...

Lanierland Park in Northeast Forsyth County Now Open

Lanierland Park in Northeast Forsyth County Now Open
Project funded by Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond and Impact Fees Northeast Forsyth County is now home to a new 109-acre park, for which ground was broken last spring. The new Lanierland Park, located at 6115 Jot-Em-Down Road, was funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008 and by Impact Fees. Phase I of the park includes four rectangular synthetic turf fields, four picnic pavilions, a playground, restroom and concession facilities, and parking. The county purchased the land for Lanierland Park in 2009 with funds from the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond. ...

New Feature on Forsyth County Website Highlights District by District Information

New Feature on Forsyth County Website Highlights District by District Information
Feature available at forsythco.com As another way for Forsyth County citizens to hear directly from their district commissioners, a new feature has been launched on the Forsyth County government website. The new feature enables each of the county’s five commissioners to post information specifically about their district. The information posted by each commissioner can be found on their district pages, each of which is accessible via a direct URL: forsythco.com/District1 forsythco.com/District2 forsythco.com/District3 forsythco.com/District4 forsythco.com/District5 The Forsyth County website – forsythco.com – serves as the central source of ...

New Forsyth County Fire Station 6 Now Open in Southern Forsyth County

New Forsyth County Fire Station 6 Now Open in Southern Forsyth County
Construction of new facility was funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees The southern portion of Forsyth County is now home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in a densely populated area of the county. A hose uncoupling ceremony was held Monday, March 27, for new Fire Station 6, located just off of Peachtree Parkway (State Route 141) on Caney Road. “I have heard from many within the new Fire Station 6 community over the last several months asking about their new station and when it would be ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Summer Camps Registration Opens April 1

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Summer Camps Registration Opens April 1
The summer activity guide is now available for viewing at www.forsythco.com/parks Forsyth County Parks & Recreation summer camps registration will begin April 1. This summer over 100 camp options for ages 3 to 18 will be offered including recreation day camps, sports camps, Safety Town, adventure camps and specialty camps. Recreation Day Camps These week-long day camps at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park will provide a structured schedule of indoor and outdoor activities including games, art, fitness, special guests, weekly field trips and other fun theme-related activities. The camps will be held at the county recreation centers weekdays from ...

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage
Update (3/24/17): The Fowler Park Trailhead entrance has been reopened.  Closures between mile 6.1 and 6.2, and Fowler Park Trailhead entrance Due to a recent storm, two small portions of Forsyth County’s Big Creek Greenway are temporarily closed. The Fowler Park Trailhead entrance to the Greenway is temporarily closed due to storm damage. This closure does not impact the Big Creek Greenway itself, and this entrance is expected to reopen by Saturday, March 25. The more heavily damaged section is the boardwalk between mile 6.1 and 6.2, located south of the Bethelview Road Trailhead and just north of Atlanta Highway. The ...

Forsyth County Public Library Patron Survey Available Through March 30

Forsyth County Public Library Patron Survey Available Through March 30
Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) is in the process of developing a new strategic plan, and they would like the input of residents to help in planning for the future.  Please take a few minutes to share your feedback about FCPL. What library services are valuable to you? How can they improve? What makes this library system important to Forsyth County?  Visit https://goo.gl/m7bgX8 to complete the survey, which is available through Thursday, March 30. All library branches will have the survey available in paper format as well. For more information on the FCPL, visit http://www.forsythpl.org.

District 3 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 22

District 3 Commissioner to Hold Community Meeting March 22
On Wednesday, March 22, Chairman and District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent will host a Comprehensive Plan Update community meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. at Fowler Park Recreation Center, located 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming, to discuss the plan as it relates to District 3. The meeting will be informal. Information on the Comprehensive Plan Update, known as Foster Forsyth, can be found here: www.fosterforsyth.com. 

New Climbing Tower at Sawnee Mountain Preserve to Open in April

New Climbing Tower at Sawnee Mountain Preserve to Open in April
Group programs can now be scheduled A new adventure is coming to Sawnee Mountain Preserve. A climbing tower is scheduled to open in April and will be used for camps, group programs, birthday parties and individual climbing passes. The tower allows for top-rope climbing, lead climbing and rappelling. There are multiple routes ranging in heights from 32 to 38 feet, and it offers areas for climbing and rappelling. The tower has 2,208 square feet of climbing area and can accommodate up to 10 climbers and two rappel participants at one time. Beginning on Saturdays in August, the tower will play host ...

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium

Public Hearing Regarding Land Disturbance Permit Moratorium
Update: At their meeting March 20, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension of the moratorium until June 18, 2017. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on January 19, 2017, and voted to extend the temporary moratorium until March 20, 2017. The temporary moratorium was originally adopted on December 20, 2016, on the acceptance of applications for land disturbance permits for uses identified in Chapter 12 of the Unified Development Code and commercial components within an MPD on property located in the Coal Mountain Area of the county.  Resolution extending an existing moratorium Click here to view the Coal ...

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