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Shady Grove Campground Open for the Season

Shady Grove Campground Open for the Season
Campsites can now be reserved online   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites campers to vacation on the shores of Lake Lanier at Shady Grove Campground. The campground is now open for the season and accepting reservations up to 30 days in advance.     “We are very excited to welcome campers to the campground and officially begin the 2016 camping season,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This is a beautiful destination that campers enjoy every year.”   The 109-acre campground features more than 110 campsites. Amenities include a beach and swim area, boat ramp with courtesy dock, group campsites with picnic shelters, ...

Dogs Removed from Residence in Forsyth County to be Available for Adoption at Forsyth County Animal Shelter Beginning April 2

Dogs Removed from Residence in Forsyth County to be Available for Adoption at Forsyth County Animal Shelter Beginning April 2
  Twenty-six dogs that were removed from a residence on Franklin Goldmine Road in Forsyth County in early February will be available for adoption at the Forsyth County Animal Shelter beginning Saturday, April 2.   The dogs, 12 puppies and 14 adults, are Chihuahua-Jack Russell terrier mixes. Of the puppies, five are females and seven are males. Of the adults, eight are females and six are males.   “The dogs have been seen by a veterinarian and are all doing well,” said Forsyth County Animal Shelter Manager Jeanie Curphey. “We look forward to finding each of them a forever home.”   The dogs have been housed ...

Parks & Recreation Summer Camps Registration Now Open

Parks & Recreation Summer Camps Registration Now Open
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation summer camps registration is now open. A wide variety of camp options will be offered this summer including recreation day camps, sports camps, adventure camps and specialty camps.  Summer 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 and other fun theme related activities. The camps will be held at the county recreation centers weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 6 through 10. Extended hours are available for an additional cost.  Camp themes include Summer Safari, Mystery, Wet and ...

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Possible Extension of Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting April 7, 2016, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners extended the moratorium prohibiting the tendering of applications for the following land use actions: New Zonings Zoning Condition Amendments Sketch Plat Approvals Conditional Use Permits For property zoned as RES2, RES3 and RES4, the moratorium will expire on May 6, 2016. All other land ...

Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held Saturday

Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held Saturday
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming. Event organizers expect more than 20 vendors selling a variety of household goods, children’s items, tools and more. To receive more information about the Forsyth County Parks & Recreation community yard sale, contact Parks & Recreation at (770) 781-2215.  

Ground Broken for New Lanierland Park in Northeast Forsyth County

Ground Broken for New Lanierland Park in Northeast Forsyth County
Park construction funded by Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond and by Impact Fees   Northeast Forsyth County will be home to a new 109-acre park, for which ground was broken Friday, March 18. The new Lanierland Park will be located off of Jot Em Down Road, and its construction is being funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by voters in 2008 and by Impact Fees.   The new park will feature four rectangular synthetic-turf fields, two picnic pavilions, a playground, restroom and concession facility, and parking.   District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills, in whose district the future park is ...

Forsyth Remains State’s Healthiest County

Forsyth Remains State’s Healthiest County
For the fourth consecutive year, Forsyth County has been named the healthiest county in both metro Atlanta and the entire state – No. 1 among Georgia’s 159 counties! The distinction came 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, use of alcohol and tobacco, access to exercise ...

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