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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19  This page also contains links to state and national resources and information regarding the statewide Shelter in Place order.


The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6, via a video and audio teleconference pursuant to O.C.G.A 50-14-1(g). For more information, click 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.

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Recognized by Georgia Recreation and Park Association

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Recognized by Georgia Recreation and Park Association
Department recognized for four GRPA awards Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has received the 2019 Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) District 7 Agency of the Year Award. The agency of the year award identifies the outstanding efforts of recreation and park agencies across the seventh district. Nominees were judged on staff development, budgeting and resources, facilities offered, use of technology, outstanding programs and major accomplishments.   Youth Athletic Supervisor Clayton Munnell received the GRPA District 7 Recreation Programmer of the Year Award. Munnell was recognized for his contributions to the athletics division as well as his leadership in the annual Slugfest baseball event that raises money for local charities.    Denmark High School student ...

New Payment Machines Installed at County Operated Lake Parks

New Payment Machines Installed at County Operated Lake Parks
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has installed automated payment machines for boat ramp fees at Charleston Park (5850 Charleston Park Rd.), Six Mile Creek Park (6020 Browns Bridge Rd.) and Young Deer Creek Park (7300 Heard Rd.). Daily users will now pay by credit/debit card and are offered the option to purchase an annual pass onsite through the machines.  Park fees will remain the same: $5 per boat launch; and $40 per annual pass (50% senior discount for ages 55+). Previously, users inserted cash in an envelope and placed it in a metal box for daily fees or purchased an ...

VIDEO: Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Hosted at Fowler Park

VIDEO: Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Hosted at Fowler Park
Family-friendly event to be held on Sept. 28   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 17th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, Sept. 28 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and entertainment.   “The annual Play at the Park event is a great opportunity for families to spend time together at the park for a day of fun,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “There are exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”   From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be kids’ activities, family entertainment, food trucks, ...

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Facilities Go Tobacco and Vape Free

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Facilities Go Tobacco and Vape Free
Forsyth becomes 22nd Georgia county to adopt a tobacco-free policy   During their Aug. 1, 2019 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance making all county parks tobacco and vape free. The ordinance prohibits the use of tobacco, tobacco products, vapes or other alternative nicotine products in any form at all parks and recreation facilities, indoors and outdoors.   At public hearings on the topic, the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Board and Forsyth County Health Department expressed their support for tobacco-free parks.   “Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the U.S. so it made sense that the county adopt this ordinance for the safety of our ...

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