“one very gorgeous & charming city park”
Large and beautiful 30 acre city park.
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.
The fountain at the north end of the park was added in 1858 and is reminiscent of fountains in the Place de la Concorde in Paris and in Cuzco, Peru. At this time, Parisian urban planning was centered on the development of residential neighborhoods radiating out from a central green space. The Parisian model of developing large city parks was emulated by large cities in the United States, with even smaller cities, such as Savannah, asserting their own cosmopolitan image.
Every St.Patricks Day the fountain is ceremoniously turned green in celebration of Savannah's deep Irish heritage.
The fountain and many other aspects of Savannah are clearly visible in the 1962 version of Cape Fear.
Gorgeous. There is a large lawn area where people just sit in the sun and relax. Lovely.
One of my favorite city parks in the country. Absolutely sublime. I could site here and people watch under the spanish moss all day.
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