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Forsyth Park, Savannah

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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 online driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to Forsyth Park and other attractions in Savannah.
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  • A very pretty park. Fragrance garden was locked up. Definitely a nice place to sit and relax. Stunning Spanish moss throughout.  more »
  • Such a large park with so many people using it. I loved the fountain and the fact that they only paid $2800 and there are so many other counties with the same one!  more »
  • Beautiful park with lots of areas to see; the Farmer's market is a fun experience with local food to choose from  more »
  • Great park!! So much to see and do for a park. And it’s in a beautiful neighborhood! -Street parking in the area -Accessible bathrooms -2 playgrounds - one is older and most of the the equipment is more appropriate for kids 4+ (depending on their adventurous spirit); the other is newer and fun for all ages. -Beautiful walkways throughout for run, stroller walk, bikes and trikes, etc. -Large stunning water fountain -Botanical area (not open all hours) -Large historical statue to admire -and I haven’t checked it out yet, but there is a cafe I’ve only gone with my son and step-son, but am waiting for a day to go and enjoy with just my guy so we can eat and have a romantic stroll. 😉
  • Gorgeous Park. Facilities on sight. Give yourself a good 2 hours of exploration time. If it is to hot..... hop on one of the free historical touring buses. There are many other smaller squares to explore if it is too much .They are easily walkable and provide great shade. See photos.
  • This place is gorgeous. It is very peaceful and serene. There were lots of families there with young children, lots of people with their dogs playing and having fun. Everyone getting along, everyone smiling and pleasant. It honestly feels like this place is right out of the 1950's. The atmosphere here is something you must experience for yourself. You may not want to leave. We were extremely happy that we stopped here for a visit, and can't wait to go back.
  • Loved Savannah! Every park was interesting and the city was so full of history and wonderful stories! Take the Old Savannah bus tour if you want to learn about the city and have a great time doing it. They offer 16 points of interest and have actors portraying characters that come on and off the bus! You can exit at any point and get back on the bus at any of the points.
  • Great place to run, walk the dogs and play sports. Watch out for the sprinklers in the morning, unless you need to cool off. The parking capacity is small but there's a lot of street side parking, also use the restroom before you go if you're going to be there early because the latrines don't open until a little later than ideal for early birds. All in all, fantastic park for an urban area.

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