Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres (0.12 km2) in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, United States. The park is bordered by Gaston Street on the North, Drayton Street on the East, Park Avenue on the South and Whitaker Street on the West. It contains walking paths, a children's play area, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, a large fountain, tennis courts, basketball courts, areas for soccer and Frisbee, and home field for Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club. From time to time, there are concerts held at Forsyth to the benefit of the public.
The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres (0.04 km2) of land donated by William Brown Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. By 1853, all original planned wards of Savannah were occupied. A large 18.9 acre Parade Ground was added south end of the park and sold to the Military Captains Association officially in 1859. Two ordinances, one in 1914 and the other in 1923, affirm this. The owners granted that the city use the land for public enjoyment, in exchange for property tax exemption and general maintenance and security of the land in perpetuity. This park was anticipated by General James Oglethorpe's plan and was made possible by a donation of 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land owned by Forsyth.
|Monday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Friday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
Jason Godshall | Feb 20, 2018
A great big green space in Savannah. Large fields for sports or lounging or picnics and a terrific playground for The kiddos! The playground has lots of different elements for the kids to explore and try out and things are nicely kept as well. This can also be a great spot for some family photos with the iconic fountain as well. Great spot to check out, even if just passing through.
Logan Horst | Feb 18, 2018
This fountain was bought out of a Sears catalog. Who would imagine. The park is kept beautiful and accessible to people and pets. The fountain is gorgeous and gives you a peaceful feeling to sit and enjoy it. Other plazas close by to walk to. Children’s playground. Beautiful surroundings with benches to sit and relax!
Stefanie Goodrich | Jan 2, 2018
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!
CurbsideUnderwood | Mar 3, 2018
As an Avid Reader and author I have to love this park by default. However the history that surrounds it, not to mention the great works of film that have their history here, this park is simply wonderful, and a great place to relax and enjoy a beautiful day. The park is surrounded by enchanting natural scenery and the Majesty of historic Savannah Georgia! I love it!!!
Suzanne Krebs | Feb 7, 2018
Two fabulous play grounds, one for toddlers, one for 5 and up. Beautiful shrubbery, flowers, and an incredible fountain. Historical markers, lots of open space. Dog friendly and bike routes. There is a nice cafe indoors and restrooms. Lots of picnic tables, benches, or carpet of green grass for a picnic.
Kara M. | Apr 9, 2018
This is Savannah's iconic park. I loved seeing this gorgeous green space in this Georgia neighborhood and I'd say it is a must do if you are in town. We drove by Forsyth the day before we visited and I just HAD to come back to see this since I thought it was so pretty. The park was fairly busy on the Saturday morning we visited, there was even a farmer's market going on. We spotted a couple getting married having their photos taken, such a great idea! The fountains are BEAUTIFUL and seemed to draw a large crowd. I loved all of the Spanish Moss, it's so charming and southern. I was happy to discover some bathrooms in the park too, that's always a plus. In addition to the fountain, there are also a couple of other monuments to see in the park. I also spotted a playground. A couple of sports groups were getting set up in the park as well, nice to see citizens enjoying their park. I'd highly recommend coming to see this if you are in Savannah. The park isn't that big, 30-60 minutes should be enough to take it all in.
Jenn Jones | Apr 21, 2018
Gorgeous. The area between the historical monument and the fountain is a great place to walk around or sit and simply enjoy. It's near a couple halls of the Savannah College of Art & Design, so you can often see people painting or drawing. Large groups of tourists do come through, so you may be asked to take photos. There's a children's playground near the monument side of the park and beyond that is a huge grassy area that hosts festivities and events. There are a few restaurants, other parks and historic sites within easy walking distance. Like in all visits to downtown cities, plan your parking.
Jamie Farmer | Apr 22, 2018
My husband and I got married here, before we had our public wedding! It is well kept community park that incorporates community events, support non profit fundraising, music, art, and much more! Dog friendly! Great place to walk, have a picknek, play tennis, and other sports. Everyone loves the great fountain it is beautiful! The entire park is great for any individual and family's! A must see 8f visiting Savannah
David J Leon | Apr 26, 2018
My last stop on the Savannah trip was here at this beautiful, peaceful park located in the heart of historic Savannah. It's kind of hidden since it's covered by the numerous trees and moss hanging from the trees which I thought was really cool. The park features walking paths, children's playground area, big open fields for outdoor activities, and of course the fountain. If I lived in this area I would do my daily jog out here every time! If you're visiting Savannah I highly recommend checking out Forsyth Park.
Michael Hall | May 5, 2018
Beautiful park with epic scenery. This place is the epitome of Savannah and low country living. Kids play area with jungle gym and swing sets, water fountains for the kids and pups. Basketball and tennis courts. Great open areas for all kinds of outdoor fun. Don't miss the fountain at the center and the north end has plenty of shade trees for a relaxing stroll. My wife and I got married at The Mansion across the street and we did our wedding photos in this park. Walking distance from Liberty street. Broughton/Bay/River you may think about a pedicab.
Chris Whelan | Jun 7, 2018
This is not only one of the nicest parks in Georgia, but one of the most beautiful public parks on the country. It has basketball courts and tennis courts at the southern end and beautiful paths and trees at the north end. There is an old fort, a smelling garden for the blind, and two great playgrounds. There is a path that circles the park that is great for running. In the middle of the park is one of the most beautiful fountains you will ever see. A great spot for photos !
John McFarland | Jun 8, 2018
30 acres park in the historical section of Savannah. Very well maintained. Multiple monuments to various wars. Beautiful fountain in the center of the part. DOT pickup/drop off stops on three sides of the parks. The park is very popular in Savannah for walking. Benches are available. The part is a MUST SEE when you visit. Savannah.
CourtneysConcepts | Jul 4, 2018
Has a beautiful fountain where couples are constantly taking wedding photos. Beautiful trees make for lovely surroundings and help with the heat. The wide fields are used regularly with pick up soccer games four times a week. Runners regularly use the space at all times of the day, so it's great for marathon runners. There are tennis courts a basketball court and a large arena where bands will sometimes play. The waterpark is a bit inconsistent unfortunately, but their are two playground and a rose garden that is great to entertain kids.
Donisha Hall | Jun 29, 2018
This was a clean and safe park. It has tons of trees and a great place to walk and even work out. There was a farmer's market today and plenty to buy. The homes surrounding the park were big and historic. Would love to come back and visit this area again.
Nicholas Montalto | Jul 8, 2018
An absolute beautiful day at Forsyth Park. Not too busy for a Sunday so there is plenty to do. My daughter is being entertained by the squirrel in the trash can. We ended up getting a parking spot over by the cafe and it looks like spots continue to open up. Many kids are having a great time at the playground! Check out a couple of our pictures.
Annie Hall | Jun 22, 2018
Absolutely stunning. Forsyth is beautiful day and night and it is such a pleasure to see all the people enjoying it! The only downside is the abundance of people who will stop you to ask for money. And I don't suggest you visit the park at night unless you're pretty familiar with the area.
McGee Mouse | Aug 16, 2018
Great park for your kids. Plenty of space to play. Kids parks with fences, no dogs in kids area. Park is welcome to dogs elsewhere. Water area for kids. Basketball court. Fields. Water fountains. Trash cans. Clean and well kept. Not shady or creepy at all. Plenty of shade. Decent amount of seating and benches.
Gina Barragato | Aug 14, 2018
Love this park. I go every Saturday with my dog and Sunday. Saturday is great with the farmers market. Dogs if behaved can run off leash here. It's not fenced so you need a dog that doesn't run off. My dog loves to run here.
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