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Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Fall Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Fall Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Fall Activity Guide is now available! The guide, which can be found by clicking here, 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.

Parks & Recreation Offers New Esports Programs

Parks & Recreation Offers New Esports Programs
Registration now open for video game leagues Forsyth County, Georgia – Residents eight years and older can now enjoy and compete in Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s esports leagues. “We are very excited to offer this new avenue of recreation for our residents,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This is another step toward expanding our programs to have something for everyone.” Esports is defined as a form of competition using video games and has shown to enhance participants’ teamwork, strategic thinking, communication, leadership and confidence. Registration is currently open for two leagues: • Fortnight 1v1 (free to enter) • Rocket League 1v1 ($30 per person) Both ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lanierland Park Expansion

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lanierland Park Expansion
Project includes amenities found in phase two of master plan   Forsyth County officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 9, for an expansion project at Lanierland Park (6115 Jot-Em-Down Rd.). Photos from the event can be found by clicking here.   The expansion project, designated as phase two in the park’s master plan, includes the following:   - Eight tennis courts - Four pickleball courts - Four baseball/softball fields - Miracle League baseball/softball field - All-inclusive playground - Hard and soft surface trails - Football/lacrosse fieldhouse - Additional parking   “We are pleased to bring these amenities to Lanierland,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “With the new Miracle League Field and supporting facilities to enhance the ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Opens New Drone Flying Field

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Opens New Drone Flying Field
Drone flying field located at future site of Denmark Park Forsyth County Parks and Recreation has opened a new drone flying field at the future site of Denmark Park (500 Windy Hill Dr.) in the southwestern portion of the County. The 50-acre field provides recreation drone operators with a place to fly without any special permit.  “I am thrilled that our parks system now has a space for people to embrace technology as well as the outdoors,” said District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent. “This is a great use of the land that will eventually become Denmark Park in the years to ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Be Held For Lanierland Park Expansion

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Be Held For Lanierland Park Expansion
Project includes amenities found in phase two of master plan Forsyth County officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 9, for an expansion project at Lanierland Park (6115 Jot-Em-Down Rd.). The expansion project, designated as phase two in the park’s master plan, includes the following: - Eight tennis courts - Four pickleball courts - Four baseball/softball fields - Miracle League baseball/softball field - All-inclusive playground - Hard and soft surface trails - Football/lacrosse fieldhouse  - Additional parking “We are pleased to bring these amenities to Lanierland,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “With the new Miracle League Field and supporting facilities to enhance ...

VIDEO: Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux Tours Water Reclamation Facility and Big Creek Greenway

VIDEO: Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux Tours Water Reclamation Facility and Big Creek Greenway
On Monday, June 14, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) visited Forsyth County’s Fowler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and Big Creek Greenway as part of a tour of infrastructure facilities in her district highlighting initiatives and legislation she supports for improved infrastructure. During the visit, Congresswoman Bourdeaux was provided a guided tour of the WRF to get a look at the process for cleaning and returning water back into the environment. The Fowler WRF recently underwent an expansion to increase capacity from 2.5 MGD to 5 MGD (million gallons per day). The expansion was made to accommodate growth in the area, as well as provide redundancy within the system. The ...

Portions of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway Now Open

Portions of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway Now Open
Two segments of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway trail system are now open following a ribbon cutting ceremony held on June 3. For pictures and video of the ribbon cutting ceremony, please click here. One of the segments of Phase V extends the Greenway from the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Johnson Road to Canton Hwy. (SR 20), a distance of 2.27 miles. The other segment of Phase V now open originates at the intersection of SR 20 and the Spot Road Connector. That segment travels along the Spot Road Connector, Doc Bramblett Road and Spot Road, ending at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve ...

The County Spotlight: Tommy Bruce

The County Spotlight: Tommy Bruce
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Tommy Bruce about his role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Big Creek Greenway Extension

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Big Creek Greenway Extension
Additional Segments of the Big Creek Greenway to Open June 3 Forsyth County officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open two segments of the Phase V portion of the Big Creek Greenway at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 3.  “We are excited to offer these extensions of the Greenway that will eventually connect the trail system from the southern County border to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve,” said Parks & Recreation Department Director Jim Pryor.  One of the two segments of Phase V opening June 3 will extend the Greenway from the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Johnson Road ...

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