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Parks in Forsyth County

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Parks in Forsyth County:

Fowler, Haw Creek, Caney Creek Preserve & Chattahooche Point

Did you know there are 20 parks in Forsyth County? I was totally shocked by that number. And most of the parks we decided to go see, we had never been to.

This past weekend me, my husband, and kids (4 yrs old and 2 yrs old) set out on an adventure through some Forsyth County Parks – starting our Park tour from the A to Z Summer Guide.  My kiddos were super excited to find out that we would be outside all day enjoying the pretty weather.

I used FindTheBestRoute.com to map out our directions. You simply plug all the addresses in and then the website maps out what order you are to go in. I had a timer, packed lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. We spent 45 minutes at each park. The after we left we talked about what we liked and didn’t like.

If you want to make your own Park Tour, click here for a listing and description of the major Forsyth County Parks.  I also made a passport worksheet to allow us to write notes. Here’s a link to the simple document I created – Playground Passport.

Below, we’re sharing pictures & also a small pro/con list of each park.  Of course the pros & cons are from my perspective (Rachael) and in my opinion only.  Your list may look different!

Fowler Park

4110 Carolene Way
Cumming, GA 30040

Fowler Park

Features: 4 baseball/softball fields, 7 rectangular fields, 12 stadium quality lighted tennis courts, 1 full and 4 half outdoor basketball courts, 1.5 mile walking trail, 4 small pavilions, 1 large pavilion, 2 Playgrounds, and a Dog park
Pros: the bathrooms are close by, large covered pavilion to eat near by, swings, two playgrounds
Cons: No shade, little and big playground are just far enough away from each other that it’s hard to keep a close watch on your kiddos especially if they are little like mine. 

Haw Creek Park

2205 Echols Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

Haw Creek Park

Features: 85 acres and includes approximately 3.3 miles of multi-use trails for foot travel and mountain bikes, a picnic pavilion, and a multi-pod playground with a woodlands theme.
Pros: Awesome looking playgrounds in the woods (shaded and cool), has a bike trail, and nice new covered pavilion near playground to eat at.
Cons: The bathroom was a long walk away from trails and/or playground.

Caney Creek Preserve Park

2755 Caney Rd
Cumming, GA 30028

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Features: 1.2 miles of walking trails, a dog park, two pavilions, natural amphitheater and a one-of-a-kind playground with an archeological dig site and water play area.
Pros: Great exploratory learning areas, very low key.  My kids loved playing with the sand area and rope climbing.
Cons: No shade over the playground area and it was a long walk to get to playground. Of course we found out after there are two entrances to this park. Go to the second entrance for a shorter walk to the playground.

Chattahoochee Pointe Park

5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Drive
Suwanee, GA

Chattohoochee Pointe Park

Features: a canoe launch, two picnic pavilions, over two miles of walking trails and a river-themed nature-inspired playground.
Pros: A river like playground to explore on, the trails were a lot of fun over the creek.
Cons: No shade over playground, bathroom wasn’t close by, this park was hard to find.

Tips to Making a Park Tour Work:

1.  Pack a good cooler – preferably small enough it’s easy to get in & out of the car each time, but large enough to hold everyone’s water & at least one snack for each park.

2.  At each park, take time to sit & relax at the picnic tables and refuel a little with your water & snacks.

3.  Tell the kids in advance how many parks you’re going to.  And make sure they know this means you’re not going to stay at each park very long but you’ll be going to lots of fun parks instead.

4.  Make sure you have a little first aid bag with you – more than one park, most likely means more than one boo-boo.

5.  If your little ones still nap, it’s super easy to plan your trip around that.  We left our house at 9:00am and got home just in time for nap time. We hit 4 parks staying 45 minutes at each one. We had lunch at the 3rd park.

6.  Enjoy the fun!

For more fun ideas in Forsyth County, check out our other Forsyth County Park Tour from last year and be sure to check out our A to Z Summer Fun Guide.

2013 Play at the Park

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2013 Play at the Park

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will host the eleventh annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival.

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Noon to 5pm
at Fowler Park

The event will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment and activities including performances, inflatables, face painting, a shopping market, community expo, food and more. Admission to the event is free.

Event Highlights:

  • Over 50 Community Vendors
  • Train Rides
  • Inflatables
  • Drumming Workshops
  • Performances – magic show, clown show, performance by Forsyth Youth Orchestra, Big Thinkers Science Show
  • Humane Society – adoptions & pet activities
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Fire Department
  • Tennis Activities
  • Petting Zoo
  • Food Vendors – Ice Cream, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Drinks, Cotton Candy, Boiled Peanuts
  • Balloon Sculpture

All brought to you by Forsyth County Parks & Recreation with thanks to I-9 Sports & Big Thinkers Science Exploration.

The Play at the Park Family Fun Festival is always a great opportunity for families to come out and enjoy a day at Fowler Park,” Director of Parks and Recreation Jerry Kinsey said.

Event Location:

Fowler Park is located at 4110 Carolene Way.
To receive additional information, call 770.886.4088.

Playgrounds in Forsyth County GA

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Playgrounds in Forsyth County GA

With beautiful weather around the corner, I started making a list of playgrounds & parks to visit with the kids.  We have some great playgrounds in Forsyth County.

Click here for a full listing of parks along with some Cumming Local Reviews of each.

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Caney Creek Preserve
2755 Caney Road
Cumming, GA

Chattahoochee Point
5790 Chattahoochee Point Drive
Suwanee, GA (Forsyth County)

Coal Mountain Park
3560 Settingdown Road
Cumming, GA 30028

Ducktown Park
5895 Heardsville Road
Cumming, GA 30028

Fowler Park
4110 Carolene Way
Cumming GA 30040

Haw Creek Park
2205 Echols Road
Cumming, GA

Old Atlanta Park
810 Nichols Road
Suwanee GA (Forsyth County)

Poole’s Mill Park
7725 Poole’s Mill Road
Ballground, GA (Forsyth County)

Sawnee Mountain Park
3995 Watson Road
Cumming, GA 30040

Sawnee Mountain Preserve
Visitor Center and Parking
4075 Spot Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

Tribble Gap Parking
2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

Looking for more great Forsyth County Parks & Playgrounds?

Click here for a complete Forsyth County Parks Listing.

“Play at the Park” Event in Forsyth County

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Play at the Park – this weekend at Fowler Park

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Make sure “Play at the Park” is on your calendar for this Sunday!

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department will host their annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival on Sunday, September 23, from noon to 5 p.m. at Fowler Park.

The event will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment with a kid’s play area, community expo, shopping market, entertainment & food!   Best of all?  Admission is free.

Scheduled for the day are a petting zoo, moonwalks, family drum circles, magic shows, clown shows, puppet shows and train rides.  Along with a host of vendors, giveaways, and lots of fun.

It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon & meet new businesses in the process.

We’ll have a tent, so be sure to stop by & introduce yourself.  I’d love to meet you!

More Information:

Forsyth County Parks Online
4110 Carolene Way, Cumming GA 30040
Phone – 770.886.4088

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Noon to 5pm
Fowler Park – 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming GA 30040

Play at the Park: 2012 in Forsyth County

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Save the Date to Play at the Park

It’s that time again!  Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department will host their annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival on Sunday, September 23, from noon to 5 p.m. at Fowler Park.

The event will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment with a kid’s play area, community expo, shopping market, entertainment & food!   Best of all?  Admission is free.

So save the date & make plans to “Play at the Park”!

And stay tuned for more information!

For More Information:

Forsyth County Parks Online
4110 Carolene Way, Cumming GA 30040
Phone – 770.886.4088

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Noon to 5pm
Fowler Park – 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming GA 30040

Play at the Park – Family Fun Festival

Play at the Park

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department will host the ninth annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival this Sunday, September 25, from noon to 5 p.m. at Fowler Park.

The event will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment and activities including games, inflatables, face painting, music, an arts and crafts market, community expo, food and more.   And best of all - Admission is free.

The Play at the Park event has previously been held at Central Park and will move to its new location at Fowler Park this year.

Inflatables - Games - Music - Face Painting - Food - Arts & Crafts Market - Family Entertainment - Expo & More!

And guess what?!

Yours truly, Cumming Local, will be onsite with a booth!  So stop by and see us.  Introduce  yourself & say hello!  We won't be selling anything, just having fun & giving stuff away!

Food Vendors include:

  • Weaver Concessions - Boiled Peanuts
  • Backyard Burger
  • Scoop-itz Ice Cream
  • Dominoe's Pizza
  • Civitan - Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks
  • TNT Candy - Cotton Candy & Sno Cones
  • Good Grub Subs

The current list of vendors, include:

  • Glen's Fun House
  • The Sand Box
  • Faith's House, Inc.
  • Friendship Christian School
  • Camp Bow Wow Alpharetta
  • Denistry for Children
  • Mentor Me - North Georgia, Inc.
  • Monkey Joe's
  • Natural Medicine & Chiropractic
  • Susan Rogers Travels
  • Mary Kay Skin Care
  • ThirtyOne Gifts
  • Forsyth County Fire Department
  • Liberty Mutual
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Mesmerizing Handbags & Accessories
  • Premier Designs Jewelry
  • Stars & Strikes
  • Reindoe, LLC.
  • Izzy's Designs
  • Door Candy
  • A Heavenly Creation
  • Christina Leitner
  • Vickery Orthodontics
  • Silpada Designs Jewelry
  • Bees N Bill
  • Sain Soap
  • Bodacious Beads & Baubles
  • Tom Hyatt Photography
  • Happy Hearts
  • Pretty Posies
  • Lia Sophia Jewelry
  • Tupperware
  • Scentsy
  • First Baptist Church
  • Taylor Construction
  • The Goddard School
  • SAFFT
  • Panduit - Light the Night
  • Forsyth Mommies
  • Cumming Baptist Church
  • HIser Orthodontics
  • Rooter Plus!
  • Sawnee Optimist Club
  • The Barker Lounge
  • TMC Travel - The Mouse Connection
  • Cumming Dance Academy
  • Ivy League Montessori
  • NFHS Basketball Booster Club
  • CUMMING LOCAL ... yours truly!
  • Rainbow Ranch Trout Farms
  • Lake Lanier Copperheads Baseball
  • Southern Cross German Sheperd Rescue
  • Dawson County Humane Society
  • Junior Service League
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Forsyth County Parks Foundation
  • Forsyth Shines
  • BJ's Wholesale
  • I9 Sports

For More Information:

Forsyth County Parks Online
4110 Carolene Way, Cumming GA 30040
Phone - 770.886.4088

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