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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

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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.

 

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Renovation Project

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Renovation Project
The section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from McFarland Pkwy. (mile marker 1.5) to Union Hill Road (mile marker 3.6) is closed immediately due to recent damages and flooding as a result of Tropical Depression Sally, including downed trees and damaged portions of the boardwalk. In addition, renovations to this section will begin soon. The renovation project is anticipated to be completed in 2021.   This project will include the replacement of existing wooden boardwalk sections and raising the profile in some areas of the trail. Walkers, runners and bikers will continue to have access to approximately nine miles of the Greenway trail during the closure. Also, the ...

Parks & Recreation Launches Official Facebook Page

Parks & Recreation Launches Official Facebook Page
Follow and interact with Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to get the most up-to-date information on all things County parks and discover a park, trail, campground, ball field or facility in your community. The new Facebook page joins the County’s growing social media pages including Forsyth County government, which is now on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Nextdoor as well as the County Animal Shelter on Facebook. Follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook today by clicking here.

UPDATE: Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repair Now Open

UPDATE: Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repair Now Open
UPDATE: The Big Creek Greenway damage has been repaired at section 4.2 - 4.3 and is now reopened. 9.9.2020: The Big Creek Greenway is temporarily closed for repairs between marker 4.2 and 4.3 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. A large tree fell on the greenway Wednesday morning, damaging a portion of the boardwalk between Union Hill Rd. and Fowler Park. 

Community Input Sought for Sawnee Mountain Preserve Overlook Amenities

Community Input Sought for Sawnee Mountain Preserve Overlook Amenities
New scenic overlook to be located at former Barker House property   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is seeking community input for amenities to be featured at a proposed scenic overlook at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The input process will be conducted online, and participants will be able to view a narrated presentation about the project as well as participate in a community engagement survey.   The presentation includes information about the project site, existing conditions and types of amenities that are being proposed. The survey, which is available through Sept. 10, and video presentation can be found here.   “We encourage residents to provide feedback for this beautiful overlook area at one ...

New Playground Now Open at Poole’s Mill Park

New Playground Now Open at Poole’s Mill Park
New playground replacement includes swings, slides, resurfacing and more A new playground has been installed and is now open at Poole’s Mill Park (7725 Poole’s Mill Road).   The playground replaces the previous one located near the parking area and is designed for ages 5-12. The playground includes slides, swings (one handicapped accessible), an IKO ball climber, synthetic turf surfacing and more. Shade sails will be installed at a later date. The cost of the playground replacement project is $210,000 and was funded by the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation 2020 Capital Replacement Plan Budget. The work was designed and completed by Great Southern Recreation out of Chattanooga, TN. ...

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 ...

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