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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19

Information on County Departmental operations, online services and closures can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19  This page also contains links to state and national resources and information regarding the statewide Shelter in Place order.


The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6, via a video and audio teleconference pursuant to O.C.G.A 50-14-1(g). For more information, click 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 ...

Feedback Requested for Senior Services Amenities to be Offered at the Central Park Recreation Center

Feedback Requested for Senior Services Amenities to be Offered at the Central Park Recreation Center
Forsyth County will host two drop-in style public information open houses for residents to provide input on programming amenities provided by Forsyth County’s Senior Services at the Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Road). In addition, an online survey will also be available through March 20. The meetings will be hosted on: Tuesday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Park Recreation Center Thursday, March 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Central Park Recreation Center “These meetings are a great opportunity for residents to provide their thoughts on the programming that we can offer at this great facility for adults 55 plus in the ...

Community Input Sought on Future Denmark Park and Other Park Renovation Projects

Community Input Sought on Future Denmark Park and Other Park Renovation Projects
Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will host three community input meetings for resident feedback on plans for the future Denmark Park as well as renovation projects planned for Bennett Park (5930 Burruss Mill Rd.) and Sharon Springs Park (1950 Sharon Rd.).  “We encourage all residents to attend the meetings to engage in the park design process at Denmark Park and to provide their feedback on future renovation projects at Bennett Park and Sharon Springs Park,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.  Denmark Park Community Input Meeting - A community input meeting will be held from 4 to 7 ...

New Park Amenities Being Added to Matt Community Park

New Park Amenities Being Added to Matt Community Park
Lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and new restroom facilities will be available in summer 2020 Six lighted tennis courts, a pavilion and restroom facilities are being added at Matt Community Park (6555 Wallace Tatum Rd.) in northwest Forsyth County. The new facilities will be located next to the existing playground.  “We are very excited to be adding these amenities to Matt Community Park,” said Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “The playground at the park is very popular, so adding these facilities nearby makes perfect sense.” Construction is currently underway, and the new amenities are expected to be complete by ...

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation Winter-Spring Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s 2020 Winter-Spring Activity Guide is now available! The guide includes information on a wide variety of events, activities and programs offered. Residents can view the guide and 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.

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Recognized by Georgia Recreation and Park Association

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Recognized by Georgia Recreation and Park Association
Department recognized for four GRPA awards Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has received the 2019 Georgia Recreation and Park Association (GRPA) District 7 Agency of the Year Award. The agency of the year award identifies the outstanding efforts of recreation and park agencies across the seventh district. Nominees were judged on staff development, budgeting and resources, facilities offered, use of technology, outstanding programs and major accomplishments.   Youth Athletic Supervisor Clayton Munnell received the GRPA District 7 Recreation Programmer of the Year Award. Munnell was recognized for his contributions to the athletics division as well as his leadership in the annual Slugfest baseball event that raises money for local charities.    Denmark High School student ...

New Payment Machines Installed at County Operated Lake Parks

New Payment Machines Installed at County Operated Lake Parks
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation has installed automated payment machines for boat ramp fees at Charleston Park (5850 Charleston Park Rd.), Six Mile Creek Park (6020 Browns Bridge Rd.) and Young Deer Creek Park (7300 Heard Rd.). Daily users will now pay by credit/debit card and are offered the option to purchase an annual pass onsite through the machines.  Park fees will remain the same: $5 per boat launch; and $40 per annual pass (50% senior discount for ages 55+). Previously, users inserted cash in an envelope and placed it in a metal box for daily fees or purchased an ...

VIDEO: Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Hosted at Fowler Park

VIDEO: Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Hosted at Fowler Park
Family-friendly event to be held on Sept. 28   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is proud to present the 17th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, Sept. 28 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 are exciting activities for everyone to enjoy and we are looking forward to another great turnout.”   From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be kids’ activities, family entertainment, food trucks, ...

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