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 the trail. Braille signs are placed throughout the trail with information about Forsyth County, Fowler Park, the Forsyth County Lions Club and the sensory gardens.
“We did this project in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International,” said Shaun Wright with the Forsyth County Lions Club, “The Lions Club International was founded to assist the visually and hearing impaired. Since there wasn’t a braille trail within Forsyth County, we wanted to give our community a trail that could be used by both the seeing and visually impaired.”
The sensory gardens were installed by students from Kelly Mill Elementary School and are stationed at two points on the trail to provide sensory stimulation as well as to provide a habitat for the endangered Monarch butterfly.
Fowler Park is located at 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming.