Park Projects


Big Creek Greenway Phase 5
Location: Section 5-A (Johnson Road to Hwy 20) and 5-B (Hwy 20 to Sawnee Mountain Preserve). 
Project Scope: Development of phase 5 greenway from Johnson Road to Sawnee Mountain Visitor Center 
Status: This project is managed by the Engineering Department. It is anticipated that both sections will be completed and open by February 2021. 

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Phase 4 
Location: 4075 Spot Road 
Project Scope: Site master plan for phase 4 and development of phase 4 
Status: The Master Plan design is underway.  

Eagle's Beak Park
Location: 8420 Old Federal Road 
Project Scope: Site Master Plan, Construction Design, GOSP Grant Submitttal 
The State budget has been approved and grant contracts are undergoing legal review.  No firm date has been confirmed for arrival of the contracts.  Hayes-James is in final preparations of the construction documents so the project will be ready to bid around the time the grant is formally accepted.  This project is made possible by partnerships with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and funding by the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program.
Master Plan Schematic

Wildcat Creek Park
Location: Northeast Forsyth County along Lake Lanier
Master Plan Schematic
Master Plan Report 

Lanierland Park Phase 2 
Location: 6115 Jot-Em-Down Road
Project Update: The final design review is scheduled for late September. Documents to permitting anticipated for late September 2020 with advertisements of bids expected in October 2020. 

Bennett Park 
Location: 5930 Burruss Mill Road 
Project Scope: update site master plan, construction design and development of park 
Project Status: Master site planning will resume in September. 

Matt Community Park Recreation Center
Location: 6555 Wallace Tatum Road 
Project Scope: site design, building  master plan, construction design and development 
Project Update: Public input meetings and the project have been delayed by COVID-19 and will resume at a future determined date. The anticipated completion date is 2024. 

Coal Mountain Dog Park 
Location: County Way, Cumming
Project Scope: site design for dog park facility. Construction design and development. 
Project Update: Project 80% complete. The anticipated completion date is October 2020.

Denmark Park  
Location: Mullinax Road 
Project Scope: Site Master Plan and development of park 
Project Update: Awaiting funding.  


Big Creek Greenway Phase 1-2-3 Renovations
Location: McFarland Parkway to Union Hill Road 
Project Scope: Design of new boardwalk structure. Renovation and replacement of boardwalk sections. 
Project Status: Construction is anticipated to start by October 2020. 

Caney Creek Preserve
Location: 2755 Caney Road 
Project Scope: Development of Community Area (track, shelters, playground), dog park improvements, and landscape improvements
Status: General Contractor is assuming site control in late September and the project should be completed by 1-30-20. 

Sawnee Mountain Preserve Parking Lot Improvements
Location: 2500 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road 
Project Scope: Seal parking lot surface. Restripe parking spaces and lines. 
Status: Project has been advertised for bid with Bid Opening scheduled for 9-17-20. 

Central Park Bleacher Replacement
Location: 2300 Keith Bridge Road 
Project Scope: selectively replace bleacher seating in Central Park
Project Update: 

Central Park Recreation Center Expansion 
Location: 2300 Keith Bridge Road
Project Scope: site design, building master plan, construction design and development 
Project Status: The anticipated completion date is 2022. 

Sharon Springs Park 
Location: 1950 Sharon Road 
Project Scope: Site master plan update, construction design and development of park 
Project Update: The anticipated completion date is 2022. 

Midway Park
Location: 2100 Post Road 
Project Scope: construction design and renovation 
Status: Consultants are working on construction specifications. 

Sawnee Mountain Park 
Location: 3995 Watson Road 
Project Scope: construction design and renovation 
Status: Consultants are working on final construction specifications and the project should be going to permitting by late-August. 

Coal Mountain Park 
Location: 3560 Settingdown Road 
Project Update: Project on hold awaiting final design of the Coal Mountain Connector Road, right of way determination, and round-about design.

Lanierland - Lanierland Music Park sign refurbishment 
Central Park Recreation Center - Gymnasium Light Replacement 
Poole's Mill Park - playground replacement 
Matt Community Park Tennis Complex - Development of tennis court complex (6) with Pavilion and Restroom 

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 P.O. Box 2417
 Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 781-2215
 Fax: (770) 781-2221
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The mission of Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Forsyth County by providing passive and active recreational, educational and cultural programming services and to provide parks and recreational facilities that are safe, accessible and aesthetically pleasing to the entire community.