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UPDATE:Portion of Big Creek Greenway Trail Reopened Following Storm Damage

UPDATE:Portion of Big Creek Greenway Trail Reopened Following Storm Damage
UPDATE: Repairs at mile marker 4.5 have been completed and the trail is now open. A section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail at mile marker 4.5 is closed following trees falling onto the trail after recent storms. Patrons will not be able to access this point until repairs are made. Updates will be provided on the County social media channels.

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Eagle’s Beak Park Expansion Project

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Eagle’s Beak Park Expansion Project
On April 21, Forsyth County officials broke ground on an expansion project at Eagle’s Beak Park (8420 Old Federal Rd.) that includes new walking trails, a river walk along the Etowah River, Trail of Tears historical signage, scenic overlooks and other amenities.  For photos and video from the ceremony, please click here.  Funding for the project is made possible through a Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant in the amount of $2.25 million. Eagle’s Beak Park is one of 14 statewide recipients of the inaugural Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) grant. The County’s contribution to the grant is $769,000, which is ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale To Be Held April 17

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale  To Be Held April 17
More than twenty vendors will be selling an assortment of household items Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.).   “The community yard sale is a great opportunity for residents to do some spring cleaning around their house and do some shopping as well,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “We are excited to see all people will have to offer.”  Event organizers expect more than ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation 2021 Summer Activity Guide Now Available

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation  2021 Summer Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Summer Activity Guide is now available online.  The guide, which can be found by clicking here, includes information on a wide variety of camps, activities and programs offered. Registration for listings in the summer activity guide will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 1.   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, Monday through Friday, as well as the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center. To view the 2021 Summer Activity Guide, visit parks.forsythco.com. Printed copies of the activity guide ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Celebrates Three Years of Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Celebrates Three Years of Therapeutic Recreation Programs
Therapeutic recreation programming serves residents with intellectual and physical disabilities Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s therapeutic recreation added ten new programs, saw a year-over-year membership growth of 32% and offered several new out-of-school programs in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Therapeutic recreation, which launched in March 2018, offers programs for individuals with specific needs in order to develop leisure and recreation skills, enhance socialization, independence and overall quality of life.     “We are very excited about the future of the therapeutic rec programs,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We have seen great interest from the Forsyth County community in the ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Coal Mountain Dog Park

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Coal Mountain Dog Park
New dog park in north Forsyth County now open Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Tuesday, Nov. 17, to officially open the Coal Mountain Dog Park (4060 County Way). The new park is located across from the County Animal Shelter in north Forsyth.  “I look forward to seeing the special family bonds this park will help create for generations to come,” said District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills. “We hope that being so close to the shelter will encourage our community to embrace and adopt animals who still need a home.” The park features synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing ...

UPDATE: Portions of Big Creek Greenway Closed Due to Storm Damage Now Open

UPDATE: Portions of Big Creek Greenway Closed Due to Storm Damage Now Open
Nov. 4, 2020: The Big Creek Greenway is now open following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. The following portions of the greenway are closed due to planned renovation projects: -          The greenway between McFarland Pkwy. and Union Hill Road -          Fowler Park Trailhead (4110 Carolene Way) ----- Nov. 2, 2020: A portion of the Big Creek Greenway Trail, between Hwy. 9 and Kelly Mill Road, is now open following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. The Bethelview Road Trailhead (5120 Bethelview Road) is also now open. The following portions of the greenway/trailheads remain closed: -          The greenway between Union Hill Road and Hwy. 9 -          The greenway between McFarland Pkwy. and ...

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Reopened Following Storm damage

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Reopened Following Storm damage
Nov. 4, 2020: Sawnee Mountain Preserve is now open at all access points as well as the Visitor Center (4075 Spot Road) following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta. --- Nov. 2, 2020: The following sections of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve have reopened following storm damage caused by Tropical Storm Zeta: -        Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center and trail access (4075 Spot Road) -        Trail access (2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road) The trail access at 2505 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road remains closed for storm clean up. Updates will be provided as available on the County’s homepage and social media channels. --- Oct. 30, 2020: Due to storm damage in and around Sawnee Mountain caused by Tropical ...

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