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Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter

Forsyth County Breaks Ground on New Dog Park Adjacent to Animal Shelter
Dog park slated for completion in Fall 2020 Forsyth County officials, staff and guests gathered Thursday, June 25, to break ground for the County’s new dog park located across from the County Animal Shelter (4065 County Way) in north Forsyth just off SR 400. Once complete, the park will feature synthetic dog turf, dog water fountains, climbing boulder, wooded areas, dog walk ramp, tunnel, sunshades, shaded benches and two family-style restrooms. SEE IMAGES FROM THE EVENT BY CLICKING HERE.  During the groundbreaking ceremony, County Commission Chairman Laura Semanson, District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills and Animal Shelter Director Cindy Iacopella thanked those who made the funding for the ...

New Playground Installation Underway at Poole’s Mill Park

New Playground Installation Underway at Poole’s Mill Park
New playground replacement to include swings, slides, resurfacing and more  A new playground is currently being installed at Poole’s Mill Park (7725 Poole’s Mill Road) to replace the current structure and will open in mid-Summer. The replacement playground is designed for ages 5-12 and will include slides, swings (one handicapped accessible), an IKO ball climber, synthetic turf surfacing and more. The cost of the playground replacement project is $210,000 and is being funded by the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation 2020 Capital Replacement Plan Budget. The work was designed and will be completed by Great Southern Recreation out of Chattanooga, ...

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 ...

Parks and Recreation to Reopen Additional Facilities on June 1

Parks and Recreation to Reopen Additional Facilities on June 1
Recreation centers, playgrounds and other park facilities to reopen.   Effective Monday, June 1, all recreation centers will reopen with limited operation hours. New temporary hours for recreation centers are 8:30am-6pm, Monday-Saturday. The indoor walking track, cardio/weight rooms and gymnasiums will be open for those with a membership and will have a limited capacity. The gymnasiums will be available for basketball shooting, pickleball and badminton. Recreation center memberships will be extended upon request.  Additional facilities and amenities reopening June 1 include:  • Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitors Center (regular hours) • All playgrounds • Pavilion rentals with new reservations being accepted online Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will continue to ...

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 Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29

Forsyth County Closing Recreation Centers and Senior Services Facilities Through March 29
Forsyth County closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 pandemic In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Forsyth County has announced various closures, cancellations and postponements. Senior Centers and Recreation Centers will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. These facilities are planned to reopen on Monday, March 30. The following public events have been cancelled or postponed. Parks and Recreation Activities: Athletic complexes are closed, and all games are cancelled or postponed. Public Information Open Houses: Matt Community Park, March 16 & 17 – postponed                                                            Sawnee Mountain Preserve, March 26 – postponed Keep Forsyth County Beautiful: Great FoCo Cleanup, March 21 – postponed Senior Services:  Senior Expo, April 18 ...

Postponed: Community Input Sought on Phase Four of Sawnee Mountain Preserve

Postponed: Community Input Sought on Phase Four of Sawnee Mountain Preserve
This community meeting has been postponed. For more information please click here.  Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host a community meeting for residents to provide input on the amenities for phase four of Sawnee Mountain Preserve. Phase four includes a viewing area at a second location atop the Sawnee Mountain ridge.  “We would like to invite residents to attend the community meeting to provide feedback for this popular and treasured park,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.  The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center (4075 Spot Road). The meeting format will be ...

Postponed: Public Information Open Houses Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center

Postponed: Public Information Open Houses Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center
This community meeting has been postponed. For more information click here. The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department will host two drop-in community input meetings for residents to provide feedback on amenities that will be offered at the future Matt Community Park Recreation Center. In addition, an online survey will also be available through March 24. The meetings will be hosted on: Monday, March 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sawnee Mountain Park Community Building (3995 Watson Road) Tuesday, March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coal Mountain Park Community Building (3560 Settingdown Road) “We encourage all residents to attend one of the meetings or complete ...

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