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Thursday, 30 April 2020 14:07

Restarting our Community

In a news release today, this is what will open tomorrow.

Effective Friday, May 1, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will reopen various facilities to the public after being temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following facilities will reopen May 1 at County parks:

  • •           Athletic Fields (no organized play)
  • •           Tennis Courts
  • •           Outdoor Basketball Courts (shooting hoops only, no games)
  • •           Track & Field at Fowler Park
  • •           Shady Grove Campground (limited RV and glamping usage only)
  • •           Restrooms (one central restroom per park
  • •           Restroom at Big Creek Greenway Bethelview Trailhead
  • •           Picnic Pavilions (non-reservation, less than 10 people)

Campers and staff at Shady Grove Campground (7800 Allyn Lane Memorial Way) are required to follow social distancing and gathering guidelines as recommended by the CDC. Other measures being implemented to provide protection for campers and staff include contactless check-in, amenity closures including wash houses, playground, tent sites and group sites/pavilions. All campers/RV's need to be "self-contained" (contain internal bathroom capability). These measures are in effect until further notice. A full list of guidelines for Shady Grove's reopening can be found here. 

“We are pleased to be able to open these facilities to the public,” said Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “Residents are encouraged to continue to follow CDC Guidelines for Visiting Recreational Areas when visiting a Forsyth County park.”

Forsyth County park trails, boat launches, disc golf courses, passive use areas and the Big Creek Greenway will remain open.

The following facilities will remain closed until further notice:

  • •           Playgrounds
  • •           Dog Parks
  • •           Skate Park
  • •           Central Park Recreation Center (2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming)
  • •           Fowler Park Recreation Center (4110 Carolene Way, Cumming)
  • •           Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center (810 Nichols Road, Suwanee)
  • •           Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center (4075 Spot Road, Cumming)
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