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Savannah Sights

Forsyth Park

  • Gaston St. Map It
  • Historic District
  • Park/Playground
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Updated 10/02/2014

Fodor's Review

The heart of the city's outdoor life, Forsyth Park hosts a number of popular cultural events, including film screenings, sports matches, and the annual Savannah Jazz Festival. Built in 1840 and expanded in 1851, the park was part of General Oglethorpe's original city plan and made possible by the donation of land from Georgia Governor John Forsyth. A glorious white fountain dating to 1858, Confederate and Spanish-American War memorials, a rose garden, multiple playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and an old fort are spread across this grand park. Recently restored, the fort now contains a café, an open-air stage, and lovely fountains. Be sure to stop by Saturday for the bustling farmer's market. The park's 1-mile perimeter is among the prettiest walks in the city and takes you past many beautifully restored historic homes.

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Gaston St., between Drayton and Whitaker Sts., Savannah, Georgia, 31401, United States

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Apr 13, 2010

Forsyth Park Review

Provided an excellent break for the kids, as well as a bathroom break, after a couple of hours walking the streets of Savannah. A recreational oasis among the living history books.

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Mar 31, 2009

Very good park to visit

Located a few blocks south of the squares in the Historic District, this park is a greatly exaggerated version of them all -- it boasts both a large commemorative statue and a grand fountain (the squares have one or the other) as well as plenty of flower beds and large oaks in its northern half, playing fields in its southern half. Well worth finding.


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Feb 7, 2007

Farther than you think

During the hot days of summer, this park seems farther from the historic district than you'd think! Children's playground was pretty good and of course is FREE! The beautiful fountain featured in many photos is near the playground but be aware that Savannah's homeless population can be hanging out on the benches there.

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