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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 ...

Updated Design Plans for Caney Creek Preserve to be Presented

Updated Design Plans for Caney Creek Preserve to be Presented
Drafted future plans for Caney Creek Preserve to be presented June 5   Residents are invited to attend the next regularly scheduled Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Board meeting to provide feedback on the updated master plan design for Caney Creek Preserve. The meeting will be held at the Fowler Park Recreation Center (4110 Carolene Way) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5.   “We encourage the community to attend the meeting to see the design plans and provide their thoughts,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.   A public meeting was held in March that allowed residents the chance to provide input on updates to current facilities as well as ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad to Open May 25

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad to Open May 25
Splash Pad will be open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day   Forsyth County’s popular Splash Pad, located at Old Atlanta Park, will open for the season beginning Saturday, May 25, and will remain open through Sept. 2. Hours of operation for the Splash Pad are:   -       May 25 - July 31: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. -       Aug. 1 - Sept. 2: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (1-year-old and up); cash or check only. Adults entering with a paying child are free as long as they ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 27

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Community Yard Sale to be Held April 27
More than twenty vendors will be selling an assortment of household items Forsyth County Parks & Recreation invites residents to a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The outdoor event will take place in the parking area of the Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Rd.). “The community yard sale has grown into a very popular event for both sellers and shoppers,” Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor said. “It is a great opportunity for residents to do a little spring cleaning around their house and to do some shopping as well.” Event ...

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival Cancelled

UPDATE: Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival Cancelled
*UPDATE: Due to weather conditions, the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Spring Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 20 has been cancelled. For a list of upcoming activities and events at Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, please visit parks.forsythco.com.*   Spring Festival to feature free activities to celebrate Earth Day Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host a Spring Festival to celebrate Earth Day at Sawnee Mountain Preserve (4075 Spot Rd.) on Saturday, April 20. The event will feature something for all ages, including guided hikes, rock climbing, tree climbing, zip lining, yoga, crafts, games and more. These free activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

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