Forsyth Park, Savannah

Forsyth Park, Savannah (must see)

Created in the mid-19th century and now covering an area of over 30 acres, Forsyth Park has become Savannah's largest and most active park. While many other areas of Savannah have seen heavy development and urbanization, Savannah's people have worked hard to maintain this historic park.

Forsyth Park is best known for its number of monuments to historical figures, including a monument created for the people killed during the Civil War, the bloodiest war in America's history. The park also houses a fragrant “Garden for the Blind,” an area where all of the plantings are chosen for their scent, rather than their appearance. The result is an amazingly scented area that anyone can enjoy.

Many Civil War re-enactors stage their events in Forsyth Park, too. The park's size and age make it the ideal area for mock battles and other re-enactment events. For people who aren't history buffs, the park is also a great place to walk, sunbathe, enjoy the plantings, and skateboard. Forsyth Park is home to the famous Forsyth Fountain, which has been featured in movies like 'Cape Fear', 'Forrest Gump', and 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'.

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.
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.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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