Bennett Park is Forsyth County's first county park. It is 30 acres in size. It is in Cumming, Georgia. See web page for more information and pictures.
Central Park Recreation Center is an 85-acre sports complex providing a variety of recreational opportunities. It features a 1-acre playground facility with safe play structures for all ages. It is located in Cumming Georgia. See web page for more information and pictures.
Charleston Park is a 154-acre park has 64 vehicle and 49 vehicle with trailer parking spots, three boat ramps, a courtesy dock and restroom facility. It is one of Forsyth County’s newest leased Parks from the Army Corps of Engineers. This park will also be the home of the water sports section of the Outdoor Program and host a yearly water based special event. 3-Boat Ramps, Restrooms, Picnic Tables with Grills. Phone: 770-781-2150 or 770-781-2215 - Address: 5850 Charleston Park Rod, Cumming, Georgia 30041
Chestatee Community Building - Facilities: Community Building with Kitchen - Phone: 770-781-2215 - Address: 6875 Keith Bridge Road (GA Highway 306), Gainesville, Georgia 30506
Coal Mountain Park was established in 1988, is 26 acres and has the amenities of a sports complex with the atmosphere of a Hometown Community Park. Coal Mountain Park's Community Building was built in 2005. Amenities are: 8 Youth Baseball - Softball Fields, 1 Soccer Field, 2 Tennis Courts, 2 Playgrounds, Walking Trail, Picnic Pavilion and new Community Building. Phone: 770-781-2215 - Address: 3560 Settingdown Road, Cumming, Georgia 30028
Ducktown Park - Park Amenities include aa picnic pavilion, fitness playground, outdoor volleyball court, horse shoe pits, open grass fields and a rubber surface walking-running path. Phone: 770-781-2215 - Address: 5895 Heardsville Road, Cumming, Georgia 30028
Joint Venture Park at Daves Creek is available for use by the school during school hours, and after 4 pm, available for public use by the public on weekdays and all day on weekends. Includes a pavilion, restrooms and fields for football, lacrosse, baseball and softball. Phone: 770-205-4646 - Address: 3660 Melody Mizer Lane, Cumming, Georgia 30041
Midway Park is a 40 acre sports complex. Park amenities and facilites include: 7 Youth Baseball - Softball Fields, 1 Football Field, 1 Soccer Field, 2 Tennis Courts, Playground, Walking Trail, Picnic Pavilion and Community Building with Kitchen. Pavilion & Community Building is available for rental. Phone: 770-781-2215 - Address: 5100 Post Road/Hwy. 371, Cumming, Georgia 30040
Poole's Mill Park is a one-of-kind passive park, It is 10 acres of property that showcases the unique Pooles' Mill Covered Bridge. It is located in Cumming Georgia. See web page for info, pictures and a video.
Sawnee Mountain Park size is 44 acres. Amenites include 8 baseball-softball fields, 1-Senior baseball field, 1 football field, 1 soccer field, 4 tennis courts, paved walking-jogging trail, picnic pavilion, outdoor basketball courts, large playground and community building with a kitchen. Sawnee Mountain Park is defined by its spectacular view of Sawnee Mountain.
It is located in Cumming Georgia.
Sawnee Mountain Preserve has over 720 acres of scenic passive space. This natural recreational park is now open to the public and offers a variety of activites including hiking, rock climbing, rappeling, backpacking, environmental education and more. This preserve is located in Cumming Georgia. There are 2 entrances to the preserve. See web page for info, pictures and a video.
Shady Grove Campground is open on the end of March through early November.
The campground has over 110 campsites. The campground features a beach and swim area, boat ramp with courtesy dock, group campsites with picnic shelters, playground, tent camping areas and campsites with water and 30 amp power hookups.
Call for daily fees for use of the campground are as follows: 30 amp electric site with water - Tent camping site with no hookups - Group camping (South) - Group camping (North) - Visitor fee - and Dump station fee. Campsites may be reserved up to 30 days in advance with full payment made in person at the campground. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check, credit card or money order. Check in time is 8:30 am. Check out is 3 pm. The park gates are locked from 10:30 pm to 7 am. Phone: 770-205-6849 - 770-781-2215 - Address : 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road, Cumming Georgia 30041
Sharon Springs Park is 58 acres. Park Amenities: 7 youth baseball-softball fields, 4 adult softball-baseball fields, 1 football field, 1 soccer field, 1-Senior baseball field, 8 tennis courts, playground, paved walking - jogging trail, picnic pavilion, community building with kitchen, and outdoor basketball courts. Phone: 770-205-4646 - Address:1950 Sharon Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30041
South Forsyth Soccer Complex is a 31 acre facility with 4-Lighted Soccer Fields, 1-Practice Field, Picnic Shelter, Concession building and Restrooms. Phone: 770-781-2215 - Address: 800 Kemp Road, Suwanee, Georgia 30024
The Big Creek Greenway - This is a linear park. It is about conservation, recreation, environmental education and alternative transportation. Our greenway is an investment in the future of Forsyth County, a county with open green spaces for people as well as natural areas for plants and animals.
The Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County is a 12-foot wide concrete and boardwalk path meandering through the deciduous woods along the Big Creek. The greenway offers an ideal setting for walking, jogging, biking and inline skating.
How long is the Big Creek Greenway?
Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County, from McFarland Parkway to Bethelview Road, are now open and span approximately 6.8 miles (click here to see a map of Phases 1, 2 and 3). The exact design and location of Phases 4 and 5 are currently being developed. When all five phases are completed, the greenway will span approximately 15 miles in Forsyth County.
Where can the Greenway be accessed?
A trail head access point at 5120 Bethelview Road offers limited parking and serves as an excellent place to begin your adventure. A temporary trail head is located at Exit 12, east of Highway 400 on McFarland Parkway and accommodates approximately 50 vehicles. These areas will be open from dawn to dusk. Nearby residents are encouraged to walk or cycle to these locations.
Greenway Ruls and Regulations:
Use trail only during daylight hours
No alcohol or drugs
No off-road vehicles or golf carts
No horseback riding
No camping off of greenway
All pets on a leash
10-mph speed limit
Per Georgia law, no person under the age of 16 years shall operate or be a passenger on a bicycle on a highway, bicycle path, or sidewalk under the jurisdiction or control of this state or any local political subdivsion there of without wearing a bicycle helmet.
Greenway Safety and Etiquette:
The Big Creek Greenway will be a popular trail for citizens to walk, jog, bicycle and inline skate. With a diverse group sharing the greenway, please follow the safety and etiquette tips below for everyone’s use of the greenway to be enjoyable.
Use the trail only during daylight hours.
Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
Stay on the trail surface.
Stop, look and yield to traffic at crossings.
Cyclists and skaters should wear helmets.
Visitors are encouraged to use the buddy system and use the trail in pairs or groups.
Be courteous and respectful to other users.
Respect the privacy of adjacent landowners.
Travel in a consistent and predictable manner.
Keep right as you use the trail. Pass on the left and give a courteous and audible signal of your intention to pass.
Clean up your litter - help keep the trail clean for others.
Address: 5120 Bethelview Road, Cumming, Georgia
Windermere Park is equipped with a dog park, large playing field, nature path, an eight foot concrete trail, picnic shelter, concession building and restrooms. The remaining portion of the land will be designated as permanently protected green space. This is an 87 acre passive park.
Windermere Dog Park Information and Regulations:
The Dog Park is split into two areas. One area is for large dogs, 35 lbs or larger, and the
other area is for small dogs that are 35 lbs or less.
Hours: Open 8:00am-sunset (unless otherwise posted)
Owners must dispose of pet waste properly in the designated on-site containers
All dogs entering have to be licensed and vaccinated
All dogs must be leashed until safely inside and returned to a leash prior to exiting
Dog owners must remain in fenced in area while their dogs are using the park
Pet owners inside of off leash area must be 18 or older. Children accompanying dog
owners inside of area must be at least 12 to enter and strictly supervised by pet owner
Aggressive dogs, females in heat and puppies less than 4 months old are not allowed
Smoking and eating are not allowed inside the “dog park”
Sick or injured dogs are not allowed
No more than (2) dogs per person are allowed on any single visit
Park user and Dog owners assume all risk related to park use
For more information please call.
Young Deer Creek Park - This park is located on Lake Lanier and features a picnic pavilion, sand beach-lake swimming area, swing set, boat ramp and courtesy dock. It is located in Cumming Georgia. See web page for info, pictures and a video.