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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 ...

UPDATE: Portions of Sawnee Mountain Preserve Reopened Following Storm Damage

UPDATE: Portions of Sawnee Mountain Preserve Reopened Following Storm Damage
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 Storm Zeta, the Sawnee Mountain Preserve (4075 Spot Road) and Visitor Center are temporarily closed. The parking lot gates will be locked at all access points and ...

UPDATE: Portion of the Big Creek Greenway and Bethelview Trailhead Reopened Following Storm Damage

UPDATE: Portion of the Big Creek Greenway and Bethelview Trailhead Reopened Following Storm Damage
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 Union Hill Road (closed for a scheduled renovation project) -          Union Hill Road Trailhead (5259 Union Hill Road) -          Fowler Park Trailhead (4110 Carolene Way) Updates will be provided as available on the County’s homepage and social media channels. ----- Oct. 29, 2020: Due to recent storm damage from Tropical ...

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Temporarily Closed Due to Storm Damage
Due to storm damage in and around Sawnee Mountain caused by Tropical Storm Zeta, the Sawnee Mountain Preserve (4075 Spot Road) and Visitor Center are temporarily closed. The parking lot gates will be locked at all access points and visitors will not be allowed to enter. Updates on the reopening will be made on the County’s homepage and social media pages. 

Hurricane Delta Impact on Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Facilities

Hurricane Delta Impact on Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Facilities
Due to recent storm damage and flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Delta, the following is an updated list of damages to Forsyth County parks and facilities: -          Windermere Dog Park o   CLOSED for cleanup and parking lot resurfacing -          Charleston Park o   Interloop trail connector bridge CLOSED for repairs -          Big Creek Greenway o   Multiple trees reported down with no structural damage o   No closures -          Chattahoochee Pointe Park o   Multiple trees reported down along with trail washout o   No closures -          Lanierland Park o   Washout areas reported o   No closures For more updated information on County Parks & Recreation closures and information, please follow Forsyth County Parks & Recreation on Facebook. 

VIDEO: Tennis Courts, Other Amenities Added to Matt Community Park

VIDEO: Tennis Courts, Other Amenities Added to Matt Community Park
Six lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and restroom facilities have been added to Matt Community Park (6555 Wallace Tatum Road) in northwest Forsyth County. The new facilities are located next to the existing playground.   “I am excited to continue adding new facilities to Matt Community Park,” said Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “The tennis courts will provide an opportunity to expand our tennis programs to another area of the county and the courts will be the new home to North Forsyth High School for their games.”   Forsyth County Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 29 in celebration of these new amenities.   The design ...

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 ...

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