News

Portions of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway Now Open

Portions of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway Now Open
Two segments of Phase V of the Big Creek Greenway trail system are now open following a ribbon cutting ceremony held on June 3. For pictures and video of the ribbon cutting ceremony, please click here. One of the segments of Phase V extends the Greenway from the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Johnson Road to Canton Hwy. (SR 20), a distance of 2.27 miles. The other segment of Phase V now open originates at the intersection of SR 20 and the Spot Road Connector. That segment travels along the Spot Road Connector, Doc Bramblett Road and Spot Road, ending at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve ...

The County Spotlight: Tommy Bruce

The County Spotlight: Tommy Bruce
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Tommy Bruce about his role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Big Creek Greenway Extension

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set For Big Creek Greenway Extension
Additional Segments of the Big Creek Greenway to Open June 3 Forsyth County officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open two segments of the Phase V portion of the Big Creek Greenway at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 3.  “We are excited to offer these extensions of the Greenway that will eventually connect the trail system from the southern County border to the Sawnee Mountain Preserve,” said Parks & Recreation Department Director Jim Pryor.  One of the two segments of Phase V opening June 3 will extend the Greenway from the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Johnson Road ...

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Sawnee Mountain Park Renovations

Forsyth County Officials Break Ground on Sawnee Mountain Park Renovations
On May 25, Forsyth County officials broke ground on a renovation project at Sawnee Mountain Park (3995 Watson Road) that includes baseball/softball complex improvements, a new playground and pavilion, refurbished tennis courts and updates to the concession stand and restrooms. The parking lot will also be seal coated and restriped. For photos from the ceremony, please click here.  The consultant for the project is Robertson Loia Roof, PC and the general contractor is Build Line, LLC. The project budget is $3.25 million and is being funded by SPLOST VIII. The renovations are expected to be completed by early 2022. The community building ...

Sections of the Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repairs

Sections of the Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repairs
The following sections of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail are currently closed for repairs: -          *McFarland Pkwy. (marker 1.5) to Fowler Park (marker 4.6) -          Bethelview Rd. (marker 8.3) to Kelly Mill Rd. (marker 10.2) The Greenway is OPEN for patrons between Fowler Park (marker 4.7) and the Bethelview Rd. Trailhead (marker 8.2) *The Union Hill parking lot connected to the trailhead will also be closed through the duration of the trail closure.  Patrons will not be allowed to access the closed portions of the Greenway during the construction periods. Updates will be provided on ...

Section of Big Creek Greenway Closed

Section of Big Creek Greenway Closed
A section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from Union Hill Road (marker 3.7) to Fowler Park (marker 4.6) is closed for repairs. Additionally, the Union Hill parking lot connected to the trailhead will close this evening through the duration of the closure. Patrons will not be allowed to access this portion of the greenway during the construction period. Updates will be provided on the County social media channels and at Forsythco.com.

Various Sawnee Mountain Park Amenities Closed for Renovation Project

Various Sawnee Mountain Park Amenities Closed for Renovation Project
Most amenities at Sawnee Mountain Park (3995 Watson Road) will be closed for renovations starting May 10.  This renovation project includes baseball/softball complex improvements, a new playground and pavilion, refurbished tennis courts and updates to the concession stand and restrooms. The parking lot will also be seal coated and restriped. The community building and basketball courts will remain open. Walking trail access may be limited during various stages of construction. The consultant for the project is Robertson Loia Roof, PC and the general contractor is Build Line, LLC. The project budget is $3.25 million and is being funded by SPLOST VIII. ...

UPDATE:Portion of Big Creek Greenway Trail Reopened Following Storm Damage

UPDATE:Portion of Big Creek Greenway Trail Reopened Following Storm Damage
UPDATE: Repairs at mile marker 4.5 have been completed and the trail is now open. A section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail at mile marker 4.5 is closed following trees falling onto the trail after recent storms. Patrons will not be able to access this point until repairs are made. Updates will be provided on the County social media channels.

Forsyth County To Break Ground On Eagle’s Beak Park Expansion Project

Forsyth County To Break Ground On Eagle’s Beak Park Expansion Project
$2.25 million grant to be used to create new amenities at northwest Forsyth County park  A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21, for an expansion project at Eagle’s Beak Park (8420 Old Federal Rd.) that includes new walking trails, a river walk along the Etowah River, Trail of Tears historical signage, scenic overlooks and other amenities.  Funding for the project is made possible through a Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant in the amount of $2.25 million. Eagle’s Beak Park is one of 14 statewide recipients of the inaugural Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) grant. ...

    Contact Us

     Address: 110 East Main Street
    Cumming GA 30040
     Phone: 770-781-2101
     Email: Contact Us

    Our Mission

    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

    Our Vision

    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.