Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park
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Key Info

Drayton Street and East Park Avenue

Price & Hours

Free
Sunrise-sunset daily

Details

Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.8scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Go to this 30-acre park in the heart of Savannah's Historic District to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Keep your camera ready, though, as there is plenty to see here as well. Stroll past the stunning white-stone Forsyth Fountain, memorials dedicated to the Confederacy and the Spanish-American War, the Fragrant Garden for the visually impaired and the 300-year-old Candler Oak tree. From the park, you can see several historic sites within walking distance, including Hodgson Hall (home to the Georgia Historical Society) and the old Poor House and Hospital, which was used to treat wounded soldiers during the Civil War.

Recent visitors noted the park's urban cosmopolitan vibe, with locals and tourists alike picnicking, dog walking and even painting. They also say that street parking nearby the park is free on Sundays.

If you are looking to take a break, Forsyth Park features a beautiful shaded walking path and plenty of open space for picnics. A spray pool and a playground help keep the kids entertained, small cafes encircling the park will help to satisfy your appetite. Forsyth Park is open every day from sunrise to sunset and entry is free. You'll find the park between Drayton and Whitaker streets (east and west) and Gaston and Park streets (north and south).

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