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Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association Agency of the Year Award

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Receives Georgia Recreation and Park Association Agency of the Year Award
Parks & Recreation recognized during state banquet  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation received the Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) Agency of the Year Award during the GRPA awards banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The award was presented to five population groups within the state, with Forsyth County falling into the largest population category – 150,000 and over.   “The annual state awards banquet celebrates and recognizes exemplary agencies for their work over the last year,” said Parks & Recreation Marketing and Community Relations Manager Laura Pate.   The agency of the year award nomination entry includes information about staff development, budgeting and resources, facilities offered, use of technology and the nominees are judged ...

Bike Skills Park Set to Open at Haw Creek Park October 27

Bike Skills Park Set to Open at Haw Creek Park October 27
New skills park for youth riders to be unveiled during Haw Creek Bike Fest event   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will be opening a bike skills park at Haw Creek Park (2205 Echols Road) on Saturday, Oct. 27 as part of the Haw Creek Bike Fest. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include bike skills clinics, prizes, local bike vendors and free food.   The bike skills park is an area designed specifically for riders between the ages of 3-11 and features a pump track, tot track and technical trail features that are found on most mountain biking trails. Families are invited ...

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held October 21

Future Olympians Track Competition to be Held October 21
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host the 2018 Future Olympians Track Competition on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the South Forsyth High School track. The Future Olympians Track Competition is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.   On-site registration will be held from noon to 1 p.m., with events taking place between 1 and 3 p.m. The fee is $5 per child.   “The Future Olympians Track Competition is an afternoon of fun and fitness for our county’s elementary school students,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This year’s competitions will include the long jump, softball throw and various running events.”   Participants team up with their schoolmates to compete ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest October 27

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun Fest October 27
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is hosting their second annual Family Fun Fest on Saturday, October 27 at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center. The free event will feature family crafts, games and nature-themed activities. Also included in the festivities will be a costume contest for all ages.   “We are very excited to host our second Family Fun Fest at Sawnee Mountain Preserve,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “We’re looking forward to a great day of fall fun that will have something for the whole family to enjoy.”   The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center is located at 4075 ...

Winter Basketball Registration Begins October 1

Winter Basketball Registration Begins October 1
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for winter basketball Monday, October 1, through Friday, October 19 at 5 p.m. Basketball leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 9 (by January 1, 2019) through 14.   “The winter basketball league is a very popular program, and we anticipate another great season,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “Basketball is a great indoor activity for kids during the colder months.”   Registration will be accepted online at www.forsythco.com/parks and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Road), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and Old Atlanta Park (810 Nichols Road). The registration ...

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held September 29

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held September 29
Family-friendly event to be hosted at Fowler Park  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 16th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, September 29 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 is a variety of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”  From ...

UPDATE: Chattahoochee Pointe Reopened

UPDATE: Chattahoochee Pointe Reopened
August 8, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. - UPDATE: Chattahoochee Pointe park facility has reopened to the public.  August 7, 2018 - 3:30 p.m. - Chattahoochee Pointe park facility located at 5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Drive is currently closed due to an official sheriff’s office matter. The park gates will be closed until the matter has been resolved. For further information, please contact Forsyth County Parks and Recreation at 770-781-2215. 

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 29 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce are seeking vendors to participate in the 16th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival event which will be held at Fowler Park on Saturday, September 29. Prospective vendors include businesses, nonprofit organizations, arts and crafts and product consultants. Space is limited, and vendor applications will be accepted through Friday, September 14. Visit www.playatthepark.com for event details and vendor registration.  Play at the Park is a family-friendly community event that features a kids’ zone, live entertainment, vendors and food trucks. Last year’s event ...

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