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Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Renovation Project

Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Renovation Project
The section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from McFarland Pkwy. (mile marker 1.5) to Union Hill Road (mile marker 3.6) is closed immediately due to recent damages and flooding as a result of Tropical Depression Sally, including downed trees and damaged portions of the boardwalk. In addition, renovations to this section will begin soon. The renovation project is anticipated to be completed in 2021.   This project will include the replacement of existing wooden boardwalk sections and raising the profile in some areas of the trail. Walkers, runners and bikers will continue to have access to approximately nine miles of the Greenway trail during the closure. Also, the ...

Parks & Recreation Launches Official Facebook Page

Parks & Recreation Launches Official Facebook Page
Follow and interact with Forsyth County Parks & Recreation to get the most up-to-date information on all things County parks and discover a park, trail, campground, ball field or facility in your community. The new Facebook page joins the County’s growing social media pages including Forsyth County government, which is now on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Nextdoor as well as the County Animal Shelter on Facebook. Follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook today by clicking here.

UPDATE: Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repair Now Open

UPDATE: Portion of Big Creek Greenway Closed for Repair Now Open
UPDATE: The Big Creek Greenway damage has been repaired at section 4.2 - 4.3 and is now reopened. 9.9.2020: The Big Creek Greenway is temporarily closed for repairs between marker 4.2 and 4.3 until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. A large tree fell on the greenway Wednesday morning, damaging a portion of the boardwalk between Union Hill Rd. and Fowler Park. 

Community Input Sought for Sawnee Mountain Preserve Overlook Amenities

Community Input Sought for Sawnee Mountain Preserve Overlook Amenities
New scenic overlook to be located at former Barker House property   Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is seeking community input for amenities to be featured at a proposed scenic overlook at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The input process will be conducted online, and participants will be able to view a narrated presentation about the project as well as participate in a community engagement survey.   The presentation includes information about the project site, existing conditions and types of amenities that are being proposed. The survey, which is available through Sept. 10, and video presentation can be found here.   “We encourage residents to provide feedback for this beautiful overlook area at one ...

New Playground Now Open at Poole’s Mill Park

New Playground Now Open at Poole’s Mill Park
New playground replacement includes swings, slides, resurfacing and more A new playground has been installed and is now open at Poole’s Mill Park (7725 Poole’s Mill Road).   The playground replaces the previous one located near the parking area and is designed for ages 5-12. The playground includes slides, swings (one handicapped accessible), an IKO ball climber, synthetic turf surfacing and more. Shade sails will be installed at a later date. The cost of the playground replacement project is $210,000 and was funded by the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation 2020 Capital Replacement Plan Budget. The work was designed and completed by Great Southern Recreation out of Chattanooga, TN. ...

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Opens July 27

Fall Baseball and Softball Registration Opens July 27
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 27, with registration closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 4 through 17.  Registrations will be accepted online at parks.forsythco.com and at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park (2300 Keith Bridge Road), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and Old Atlanta Park (810 Nichols Road). The registration fee is $100 for Forsyth County residents and $200 for non-county residents.  Team practices will begin the week ...

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 ...

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