Forsyth Park – Savannah, GA

Forsyth Park fountain

Forsyth Park might be my favorite city park, ever.

It is huge (30 acres). There’s a sidewalk that runs around the outer edge of the entire thing, which I believe is just about 1 mile around (you’ll see many joggers and walkers here). There’s sidewalks that run up the center, where at one point you’ll encounter the beautiful fountain pictured below. The park is full of those gorgeous trees with branches arching over the walkways, with soft green/grey moss stuff hanging down, the ones that make you think of the deep south.

There are also two huge grassy areas, where you’ll find people lounging in the grass or on blankets, reading, sun bathing, picnicking, kids playing. Tons of people walk their dogs here, so there’s good petting to be had if you love dogs.

There is also often a large game of some sort going on, such as soccer or rugby (of the local sorts, they usually seem small and friendly).

There are benches along some of the walkways offering excellent people watching. Huge trees for hugging. Playgrounds for the little ones. A concert area. Trees for hammock hanging. Perfect for walking, meditation, getting grounded. The whole area is charming, and I find it inspiring and relaxing at the same time.

The park is surrounded by gorgeous Savannah homes of various ages and sizes; it is really worth a walk around to check out the houses.

At one end of the park, you’ll find my fave local coffee shop, the Sentient Bean (which has vegan options!) and a health food store right next door.

At the other end of the park, continue walking down Bull Street and it will lead you past jaw dropping beauty and 5 of the 22 squares in Savannah (mini parks).

Address: Between Drayton and Whitaker Streets (east and west) and Gaston and Park Streets (north and south) Hours: Sunrise to Sunset | Lighted areas until 11pm.

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Forsyth Park tree hugging

Forsyth Park picnic

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