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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 ...

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event is Seeking Vendors

Forsyth County’s Play at the Park Event is Seeking Vendors
Play at the Park event to be held at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park on September 28 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is seeking vendors to participate in the 17th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival event which will be held at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) on Saturday, Sept. 28.  Prospective vendors include businesses, nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts and product consultants. Space is limited and vendor applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 13. Visit parks.forsythco.com/patp for event details and vendor registration.   Play at the Park is a family-friendly community event that features children’s activities, family entertainment, vendors and ...

Parks & Recreation Fall Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Fall Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2019 Fall Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on a wide variety of events, activities and programs offered. Residents can 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 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To view the 2019 Fall Activity Guide, visit parks.forsythco.com. Printed copies are available at the recreation centers.  

Updated Design Plans for Eagle’s Beak Park to be Presented

Updated Design Plans for Eagle’s Beak Park to be Presented
Drafted future plans for Eagle’s Beak Park to be presented Aug. 7   Residents are invited to attend the next regularly scheduled Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Board meeting to learn more about the updated master plan design for Eagle’s Beak Park. There will also be an opportunity for residents to provide input on the design.   The meeting will be held at the Fowler Park Recreation Center (4110 Carolene Way) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7.   “We look forward to sharing this updated master plan with the community,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We encourage residents to attend the meeting and provide input on the design.”   Eagle’s Beak Park currently ...

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Open Through August 6

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Open Through August 6
Leagues are offered for children ages 4 through 17   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for fall baseball and softball on Monday, July 22, with registration closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6. Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 4 through 17.   “The fall baseball and softball league is a very popular program,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “It’s a great way for kids to learn and practice their skills and make new friends!”   Registrations will be accepted online at parks.forsythco.com and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and ...

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