Savannah's Forsyth Park is one of America's oldest, dating to the 1840s, and it exemplifies Southern charm. There's nothing quite like strolling among ancient oaks dripping with Spanish moss, the scent of flowers in the air, and the sound of fountains splashing in the distance. Actually, the mist blowing off the fountain is the perfect relief from the insane heat and humidity Savannah gets in the summer. Or wait until the sun starts to go down and the vintage-looking street lamps glow on... it's a truly magical experience.
“Savannah's historic city park”
Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. 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 café, 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. Standing in the middle of Forsyth Park with the pathway wrapping around it lies the Confederate Memorial Statue. This work of art was donated by the Monroe County Courthouse to commemorate those volunteers who gave their lives fighting for the Confederacy. Surrounded by a fence, it is protected to sustain its culture and longevity.
They have a farmer's market every week, and there's almost always something exciting going on here. There's a park for the kids, and lots of benches, and a little concession stand thing in the middle. But keep in mind... it gets HOT and HUMID here in the summer. Like, you will sweat buckets. But it's worth it to see the Spanish moss off the trees and the little streetlights and stuff.
We visit this city park every once in a while. In every visit, we always bring our dogs with us. It is a nice place to have a walk with your furry friends. There are large, beautiful oaks surrounding the area. Lots of trees that can give you shade throughout your stay. Moreover, the houses around the area were very pleasant to the eyes, too. The homes were classic and lovely. Last but not the least, the center fountain was such a beauty! This is a very nice place to wander through!
This park had a lot of traffic driving around it, and people walking in it. We thought it was pretty and scenic. You can see the fountain from the far end just driving by. It's free to visit. It was hot to us in Spring, so I couldn't imagine visiting in the Summer time when it's humid. We did enjoy the Spanish Moss. It's definitely worth a stop when visiting Savannah.
This is one of the most beautiful parks I've ever visited. When I first came to Savannah years ago, I went here and it made me want to move to the town. I could just picture spending afternoons lazing around the fountain, and grabbing a bite to eat at the park cafe. It's really an amazing place.
Definitely stop here. The walking paths are so beautiful, serene! It was also a nice break from the long road trip, the kids ran around, played on the jungle gym, it was perfect.
This is quintessential Savannah...the area you want to be! It's expensive to get a hotel here, so we recommend a vacation rental!
Such a nice place to visit!
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