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.
Forsyth Park reviews
Beautiful park with amazing live oaks and colorful azaleas. A place to relax and rest. Has nice playgrounds for younger kids. No services though like snacks or bathrooms were open. more »
This park is beautiful and iconic. The fountain is one of the prettiest anywhere. We ran through the historic district and around the park on two different occasions. The sidewalks are wide and... 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.
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