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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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  • While we were walking through the park we say a wedding and an engagement. A very beautiful location for both.  more »
  • Great place to relax and do some people watching. Dog walking, picnics, kite flying, bike riding, et.al. Just a nice place to sit and enjoy an afternoon. A good place to decompress.  more »
  • They park walkway is paved. You can carry strollers, bikes, or walk. The old trees alongside the path are beautiful. The fountains provide a rest stop on the way. It is an excellent place for photogra...  more »
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  • We visited Forsyth park in March of 2017. What a gorgeous park! The playgrounds for the kids are great and well maintained. The fountain is magnificent. Our only concern was the biting gnats that seemed to be everywhere in the afternoon until nightfall. My poor kids were being eaten alive, the youngest having the most trouble as he wasn't coordinated enough to shoo them away. We ended up leaving the park because we couldn't stand the bugs and came back after dark. The lit up fountain was amazing and my (now) fiance took the opportunity to propose! The fountain after dark created the perfect setting and I'll never forget it!
  • A beautiful park! We came on the day of the snowstorm, and it was filled with people. Very spacious and well maintained. The tree line there was superbly laid out. We only wish we could visit on a sunnier day to experience all of the Park. Very family friendly, it seems, and plenty of space for walking and breathing in the fresh air.
  • My family and a couple friends drove up from Tallahassee, FL one weekend and brought a picnic lunch to this park. It was perfect! We found a grassy spot near the fountain under a majestic live oak and enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended for picnics!
  • Stopped here to capture a taste of Savannah. Was not disappointed. Lush, well laid out park with excellent paths and lots of points of interest - classic southern trees with.hanging moss, squirrels, fountains, walled garden, cafe, toilets, childrens play park, lots of places to sit and have a picnic. Also surrounded by the most beautiful houses to stroll or drive around. Had no problem parking
  • Beautiful Big Park! Kids Love It! Nice Playground ! Pet Friendly! Watched some weddings from a far. Loved the little Cafe (bathroom)! Couldn't believe they Closed the Cafe! So Upsetting! Wake Up Savannah

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Where to stay in Savannah

A city known for its bed and breakfast spots, Savannah has no shortage of accommodations for travelers. Whether you're backpacking through the South or looking for a luxurious getaway, this town boasts several hostels and unique inns with plenty of personality, as well as luxury hotels. If you've come to explore the city's history and architecture, stay in its famous historical center. For relaxing views, head to a bed and breakfast overlooking the riverbank or along Forsyth Park. Partiers and budget travelers can find more affordable accommodations throughout the city. Just remember to book well in advance if visiting for the massive St. Patty's Day celebration.
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