Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond

About the Bond
On February 5, 2008, Forsyth County voters approved the issuance of a $100 million Parks/Recreation and Green Space General Obligation Bond. The issue received overwhelming voter approval of 69-70% countywide.

Bond Language
"Shall there be issued up to $100,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Forsyth County General Obligation Bonds for the purpose of financing parks and recreational areas, programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, green spaces and conservation areas for the protection of lakes, rivers, forest and wildlife habitats?"

Bond Intent
- Improvements and expansion to existing parks 

- Purchase land for future (active recreation) parks
- Acquisition of land for green space (passive recreation)

Forsyth County Green Space Definition
Green Space is protected natural, ecological and cultural resources provided and maintained to benefit residents, businesses and visitors. It preserves undisturbed open space; protects air and water quality; offers passive outdoor recreation opportunities; and promotes and enhances the quality of life of the community. Green Space is land that remains in a relatively natural state. It helps make the community attractive, livable, and economically competitive and viable.