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Take a Leisurely Stroll Through Savannah's Forsyth ParkWhile there are many fun places for a leisurely stroll in Savannah, which is regularly named the country's most walkable city, Forsyth Park, about two and a half miles from the historic downtown district, is one of the best. Originally named Forsyth Place, by the mid 1850s, one portion of the original lands of the colonial Savannah gardens were transformed into the Forsyth Park. The park has a long history, and during the Civil War, Union soldiers encamped there. After that it served as Savannah's parade grounds. Today the park hosts outdoor concerts, art exhibits, soccer tournaments, tennis matches—even Savannah's official Christmas tree. You'll see families and couples strolling through the scenic park, taking pictures or enjoying a picnic lunch in the shade of the lush moss-draped trees. The highlight of Forsyth Park is a beautiful fountain located in the park's center. As you'll see in this photo, an intricate wrought-iron fence surrounds the scenic fountain, making for a perfect photo op. On any visit to magical Savannah, grab some lunch from a nearby store and enjoy a lovely picnic and stroll through Forsyth Park.
AFAR Local Expert
over 5 years ago
The Forsyth Park Fountain
Savannah, Georgia is an elegant, beautiful city in the Southern United States. The manners and grace of Savannah's residents are well known. Gracious is the best description that I can think of in describing Savannah and its residents. I am a fan of Savannah. Historic sights abound in this port city. There are many museums, gracious homes, famous restaurants, and many attractions. Tours are available. You may want to tour the city and its sites. Or maybe a tour of the museums is for you. How about a cemetery tour? Or a tour of the former factories along the riverfront? There is so much to do but don't neglect the famous parks of Savannah. My favorite was the Forsyth Park (between Drayton & Whitacker St.). I enjoyed a restful couple of hours just sitting on a park bench while listening to the fountain and watching the children play in the kiddie park. Forsyth Park is a large, beautiful park in the historic section of Savannah. The park was created in the 1840"s. It is very popular with the locals and tourists. At the north end of the park, you see a huge, white fountain. The fountain is an ornate, cast iron, two tiered structure with the figure of a woman at the top. The fountain was erected in 1858 and is very impressive. It enhances this large park. When I returned to Savannah, I made a point of returning to Forsyth Park. There are many cultural events in Forsyth Park. For info: www.visit-historic-savannah.com/savannah-parks.html
over 5 years ago
The Drama, the Fountain
This past summer I visited Savannah and while I felt torn by the city’s history, I was also completely enraptured by its beauty. On our last day, before hitting the road back to Atlanta, my cousin and I made an obligatory visit to Forsyth Park. The mission was simple – get a picture of the park’s famous white fountain which is reminiscent of fountains in Paris and Cuzco, Peru. After walking around for a bit and asking locals to point us in the right direction, it came to view in the distance… The drama and beauty of that fountain!