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Forsyth Park, Savannah

(4.7/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
Created in the 19th century as part of a beautification project, Forsyth Park contains walking paths, play areas, tennis courts, and a cafe. City planners began this park in the 1840s on a small piece of land designated for public use. Using this plot as the core of their design, they then expanded the park's grounds with land donated by Georgia governor John Forsyth. Named in recognition of Forsyth's contribution to the development of the city, the park now spans over 12 hectares (30 acres) and serves as the focal point of residential areas radiating from this public space. Today it's popular for its free concerts and farmers' market. Use our Savannah vacation builder to add Forsyth Park and other attractions to your Savannah vacation plans.
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  • This park has a hidden gem. Their cafe. While my wife and I wandered around the park, we found in the center the city has a small cafe. The cafe's staff was very friendly, polite and helpful.  more »
  • Beautiful park that we happened to walk upon while visiting the historical squares up and down Bull street.  more »
  • Trees, flowers, plenty of green grass, a large fountain, and a great place to have a picnic. Smell the Magnolias and Spanish moss. After lunch check out the Squares of downtown Savannah.  more »
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  • This is a BEAUTIFUL park in downtown Savannah and in walking distance of all of the downtown shops, restaurants, and most historical sites; you can also walk around with a drink (in proper container) from one of the close-by bars. When walking around during the day, you can usually see a rugby or soccer game happening in one of the fields. Sometimes there is live music, but the biggest draw is the big water fountain, right in the center of the park, which is gorgeous. There are several benches around, so you can sit and enjoy the video.
  • Fantastic spot. Has plenty of shade and seating for a lazy walk around the park on a hot day. And is surrounded by picture perfect houses that are a tribute to American builders throughout the years. There is a cafe in the park so one could spend a fair bit of time soaking up the atmosphere.
  • Always a lot of fun things going on here. Even if you're just people watching, this park will make any afternoon great.
  • Forsyth Park is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah Georgia. The Park covers 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue.For locals and tourists, Forsyth Park is a hub of social interaction. Concerts, recreation sports, people watching, sun bathing, reading, relaxing…can all be seen going on in Forsyth Park depending on when you are there. I personally go for the Pokemon.
  • Post race party... great time. Looks to be a beautiful park.