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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19


Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad to Open June 5

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad to Open June 5
Splash Pad will be open through Sept. 7   Forsyth County’s popular Splash Pad, located at Old Atlanta Park (810 Nichols Road), will open for the season beginning Friday, June 5, and will remain open through Sept. 7. Hours of operation for the Splash Pad are:   -        June 5 – Aug. 5: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (including Independence Day) -        Aug. 6 - Sept. 7: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (including Labor Day)   Daily admission for the splash pad is $2 per person (1-year-old and up); cash or check only. Adults entering with a paying child are free as ...

Forsyth County Dog Parks and Fowler Park Skate Park Re-Opened

Forsyth County Dog Parks and Fowler Park Skate Park Re-Opened
Effective May 18, the County’s three dog parks located at Caney Creek Preserve, Windermere Parks and Fowler Park will reopen. The skate park located at Fowler Park will also open to the public on this date. In addition, the following facilities will continue to remain open:  • Big Creek Greenway • Trails • Boat Launches • Disc Golf Courses • Passive Use Areas • Athletic Fields (no organized play) • Tennis Courts • Outdoor Basketball Courts (shooting hoops only, no organized games) • Track & Field at Fowler Park • Shady Grove Campground (limited RV and Glamping Usage only) • Restrooms (one central restroom per park) • Restroom at Big Creek Greenway Bethelview Trailhead  • Picnic Pavilions (non-reservation, less than 10 people) The following facilities will remain ...

Various Parks & Recreation Facilities to Reopen May 1

Various Parks & Recreation Facilities to Reopen May 1
Athletic fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and other park facilities to reopen Effective Friday, May 1, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will reopen various facilities to the public after being temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following facilities will reopen May 1 at County parks:   •           Athletic Fields (no organized play) •           Tennis Courts •           Outdoor Basketball Courts (shooting hoops only, no games) •           Track & Field at Fowler Park •           Shady Grove Campground (limited RV and glamping usage only) •           Restrooms (one central restroom per park •           Restroom at Big Creek Greenway Bethelview Trailhead •           Picnic Pavilions (non-reservation, less than 10 people)   Campers and staff at Shady Grove Campground (7800 Allyn Lane Memorial Way) are required to follow ...

Input Sought for Matt Community Park Recreation Center

Input Sought for Matt Community Park Recreation Center
The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking resident feedback through a digital survey on amenities that will be offered at the future Matt Community Park Recreation Center (6555 Wallace Tatum Road). “We encourage all residents to complete the online survey to engage in the recreation center design process for the Matt Community Park Recreation Center,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor. Residents can access the online survey by clicking here.  

Forsyth County Closing Parks Amenities

Forsyth County Closing Parks Amenities
Effective March 24, Forsyth County Parks and Recreation park hours are sunrise to sunset. Additionally, the following areas within County parks will be closed in the interest of public health: Basketball courts Playgrounds Tennis courts Pavilions Volleyball courts Skate areas Dog parks Ball fields Parks green spaces and trails will remain open to allow residents to enjoy the outdoors. Park visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes limiting groups to 10 or less individuals and maintaining six feet of separation between individuals. Parks and Recreation staff will be communicating ...

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29
Forsyth County closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 pandemic In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forsyth County has announced various closures, cancellations and postponements. Senior Centers and Recreation Centers will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. These facilities are planned to reopen on Monday, March 30. The following public events have been cancelled or postponed. Parks and Recreation Activities: Athletic complexes are closed, and all games are cancelled or postponed. Public Information Open Houses: Matt Community Park, March 16 & 17 – postponed                                                            Sawnee Mountain Preserve, March 26 – postponed Keep Forsyth County Beautiful: Great FoCo Cleanup, March 21 – postponed Senior Services:  Senior Expo, April 18 ...

Postponed: Public Information Open Houses Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center

Postponed: Public Information Open Houses Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center
This community meeting has been postponed. For more information click here. The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department will host two drop-in community input meetings for residents to provide feedback on amenities that will be offered at the future Matt Community Park Recreation Center. In addition, an online survey will also be available through March 24. The meetings will be hosted on: Monday, March 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sawnee Mountain Park Community Building (3995 Watson Road) Tuesday, March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building (3560 Settingdown Road) “We encourage all residents to attend one of the meetings or complete ...

Community Input Sought on Future Denmark Park and Other Park Renovation Projects

Community Input Sought on Future Denmark Park and Other Park Renovation Projects
Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will host three community input meetings for resident feedback on plans for the future Denmark Park as well as renovation projects planned for Bennett Park (5930 Burruss Mill Rd.) and Sharon Springs Park (1950 Sharon Rd.).  “We encourage all residents to attend the meetings to engage in the park design process at Denmark Park and to provide their feedback on future renovation projects at Bennett Park and Sharon Springs Park,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.  Denmark Park Community Input Meeting - A community input meeting will be held from 4 to 7 ...

New Park Amenities Being Added to Matt Community Park

New Park Amenities Being Added to Matt Community Park
Lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and new restroom facilities will be available in summer 2020 Six lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and restroom facilities are being added at Matt Community Park (6555 Wallace Tatum Rd.) in northwest Forsyth County. The new facilities will be located next to the existing playground.  “We are very excited to be adding these amenities to Matt Community Park,” said Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “The playground at the park is very popular, so adding these facilities nearby makes perfect sense.” Construction is currently underway, and the new amenities are expected to be complete by ...

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2020 Winter-Spring Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on a wide variety of events, activities and programs offered. Residents can view the guide and register online at parks.forysthco.com or in person at any of the county’s three recreation centers, located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park.

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