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Forsyth Park, Savannah

Categories: Nature & Parks
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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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  • Beautiful park. Very relaxing and plenty of squirrels and people to watch. Water fountain was amazing. Glad we made the stop. 
  • Take the Public bus for free to Forsyth Park and then walk through the squares back to the river. Best walking tour ever. 
  • There are many small parks in Savannah as part of the city has many garden squares which are very pretty. Forsyth Park is particularly pretty so well worth a look. 
  • This park was made famous from the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". But even if that park was not in the movie it is a must see! The park spans several city blocks that rounds out the outskirts of the historic district. The tree lined sidewalk, fountain, kids area, and cafe are all great. You can lay out in the sun, chat with friends, roller blade, bike, etc all in this park. My favorite area was probably the area that you were not allowed to ride you bike. This allows for you to be able to walk slowly and enjoy the park without worrying that someone on a bike might hit you (by accident of course). So much possibility in this park.
  • It's THE place in Savannah, a nice giant park where all sorts of events happen on a regular basis. Also, more of a Savannah locals spot and not much for tourists except people that liked Forest Gump. Which is good news for people that don't like going downtown because of the tourists.
  • This is a beautiful park and we enjoyed walking through it for the most part. The fountain was great, the steel harp was fun to bang on for a few seconds, but the big drawback to this park is all the homeless people laying around. I'm not talking about the sunbathers or picnic people, I mean folks with all their belongings with them sleeping under a tree. Also, the signs everywhere telling you to call 911 if someone asks you for money. We had a guy approach us and offer to use our camera to take our picture... we declined.
  • Forsyth Park holds a special place in my heart! It's lush green lawns are perfect for a picnic, sports, or lounging. There's so many activity areas such as tennis courts, a fountain, playground and even a stage for live music. We stayed across from the park during our vacation and loved that there was always something going on. We walked across the street and went to the farmers market on Saturday and laid out a blanket and relaxed with mimosas. We loved watching all the doggies playing around the park, made is wish we had brought our own! We noticed some sketchy characters at night but overall felt safe and will definitely visit again.
  • Wonderful and historic. Great playground. Love the Saturday market and had a blast at the moon taxi concert there. A must for locals and tourists.
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