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Ceremony to Be Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001

Ceremony to Be Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001
Fire Chief and Sheriff to provide remarks reflecting on the attacks of 9/11 A ceremonial event will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10, at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) to recognize 20 years since the terrorist attacks on America that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.  The ceremony, which will be held at the Fowler Park large picnic pavilion at the bottom of the open lawn hill, will feature: - Remarks from Forsyth County Fire Chief Barry Head and Sheriff Ron Freeman - Presentation of Colors by the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office Honor Guards - Chestatee River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ...

Community Input Meetings Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center

Community Input Meetings Set for Future Matt Community Park Recreation Center
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will host two community input meetings for resident feedback on proposed plans for a future recreation center at Matt Community Park (6555 Wallace Tatum Rd.).   Drop-in style community input meetings will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the following locations:   -        Sawnee Mountain Park Community Building (3995 Watson Rd.) o   Thursday, Sept. 2   -        Coal Mountain Park Community Building (3560 Settingdown Rd.) o   Wednesday, Sept. 8   An online survey is also available for residents to highlight program components of interest to them that they would like to see included in the center. The survey can be completed by clicking here.   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation currently has three recreation centers located at Central, Fowler ...

VIDEO: Big Creek Greenway Revitalization Project Update

VIDEO: Big Creek Greenway Revitalization Project Update
The Big Creek Greenway is currently undergoing repairs and revitalization throughout the trail system! Watch the video to hear from Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor regarding project.   Please remember to heed closure signs along the greenway as repairs and updates are made. To see an up-to-date map of which portions of the greenway are currently open, please click here. 

Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Fall Activity Guide Now Available

Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Fall Activity Guide Now Available
Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Fall Activity Guide is now available! The guide, which can be found by clicking here, 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.

Parks & Recreation Offers New Esports Programs

Parks & Recreation Offers New Esports Programs
Registration now open for video game leagues Forsyth County, Georgia – Residents eight years and older can now enjoy and compete in Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s esports leagues. “We are very excited to offer this new avenue of recreation for our residents,” said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “This is another step toward expanding our programs to have something for everyone.” Esports is defined as a form of competition using video games and has shown to enhance participants’ teamwork, strategic thinking, communication, leadership and confidence. Registration is currently open for two leagues: • Fortnight 1v1 (free to enter) • Rocket League 1v1 ($30 per person) Both ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lanierland Park Expansion

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lanierland Park Expansion
Project includes amenities found in phase two of master plan   Forsyth County officials hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 9, for an expansion project at Lanierland Park (6115 Jot-Em-Down Rd.). Photos from the event can be found by clicking here.   The expansion project, designated as phase two in the park’s master plan, includes the following:   - Eight tennis courts - Four pickleball courts - Four baseball/softball fields - Miracle League baseball/softball field - All-inclusive playground - Hard and soft surface trails - Football/lacrosse fieldhouse - Additional parking   “We are pleased to bring these amenities to Lanierland,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “With the new Miracle League Field and supporting facilities to enhance the ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Opens New Drone Flying Field

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Opens New Drone Flying Field
Drone flying field located at future site of Denmark Park Forsyth County Parks and Recreation has opened a new drone flying field at the future site of Denmark Park (500 Windy Hill Dr.) in the southwestern portion of the County. The 50-acre field provides recreation drone operators with a place to fly without any special permit.  “I am thrilled that our parks system now has a space for people to embrace technology as well as the outdoors,” said District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent. “This is a great use of the land that will eventually become Denmark Park in the years to ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Be Held For Lanierland Park Expansion

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Be Held For Lanierland Park Expansion
Project includes amenities found in phase two of master plan Forsyth County officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 9, for an expansion project at Lanierland Park (6115 Jot-Em-Down Rd.). The expansion project, designated as phase two in the park’s master plan, includes the following: - Eight tennis courts - Four pickleball courts - Four baseball/softball fields - Miracle League baseball/softball field - All-inclusive playground - Hard and soft surface trails - Football/lacrosse fieldhouse  - Additional parking “We are pleased to bring these amenities to Lanierland,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “With the new Miracle League Field and supporting facilities to enhance ...

VIDEO: Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux Tours Water Reclamation Facility and Big Creek Greenway

VIDEO: Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux Tours Water Reclamation Facility and Big Creek Greenway
On Monday, June 14, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) visited Forsyth County’s Fowler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and Big Creek Greenway as part of a tour of infrastructure facilities in her district highlighting initiatives and legislation she supports for improved infrastructure. During the visit, Congresswoman Bourdeaux was provided a guided tour of the WRF to get a look at the process for cleaning and returning water back into the environment. The Fowler WRF recently underwent an expansion to increase capacity from 2.5 MGD to 5 MGD (million gallons per day). The expansion was made to accommodate growth in the area, as well as provide redundancy within the system. The ...

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