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Forsyth Park, Savannah

Forsyth Park, Savannah (must see)

Forsyth Park is to Savannah, Georgia, what Central Park is to New York City and Lincoln Park is to Chicago. Occupying 30 acres of land in the city's Historic District, the park was laid out in 1851 and named for the Georgia Governor at the time, John Forsyth. It contains walking paths, a children's play area, a fragrant "Garden for the Blind" (where all of the plantings are chosen for their scent, rather than their appearance), a large fountain, tennis/basketball courts, areas for soccer and frisbee, a half-shell theater, a cafe, a home field for the Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club, and a number of monuments to historical figures, including one created for those killed during the Civil War, the bloodiest war in America's history.

The park's most significant feature is its most famous asset: the Forsyth Fountain. Modeled after the fountains found in Place de la Concorde in Cuzco, Peru, it was added in 1858 and has been featured in movies like 'Cape Fear', 'Forrest Gump', and 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'. Concerts are frequently held and there's a Farmers Market every Saturday.

Why You Should Visit:
To enjoy the Savannah Symphony, Jazz Festival, Farmers Market on Saturdays, free movies every few months, or to simply relax with a picnic and blanket under the shade of an oak tree. Areas to throw a football, kick a soccer ball, basketball and tennis courts are at the south end. Very family friendly; kids have a few playgrounds to wander around.

Tip:
Be sure to walk on the sidewalk along the park to view the architecture of the homes across from it.
Like all parks in the USA, this one is great for visiting from sunrise to sunset. Please stay away at night.

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Forsyth Park on Map

Sight Name: Forsyth Park
Sight Location: Savannah, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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