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Phone Directory

Parks and Recreation Main Line (770) 781-2215
Parks and Recreation Main Fax (770) 781-2221
Central Park Recreation Center (678) 455-8540
Fowler Park Recreation Center (770) 886-4088
Old Atlanta Recreation Center (770) 205-4646
Shady Grove Campground (770) 205-6850
Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center (770) 781-2217
Park Ranger Tip Line (678) 965-7167
Inclement Weather Line (770) 886-2851

Hours of Operation

Fowler Park Administrative Office
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Park Recreation Center

Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 2 to 6 p.m.

Fowler Park Recreation Center and Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center
Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 2 to 6 p.m.

Sawnee Mountain Visitor Center
Monday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2019 Holiday Closings

Park administration offices, recreation centers and Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center will be closed on the following dates.
• Tuesday, January 1 for New Year's Day
• Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Junior Day
• Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day
• Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day
• Monday, September 2 for Labor Day
• Monday, November 11 for Veteran' Day 
• Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving
• Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25  for Christmas

Staff Directory

Administrative Division

Director Jim Pryor
Deputy Director Tommy Bruce
Marketing/Community Relations Manager Laura Pate
Administrative Supervisor  Wendy Frazier
Administrative Assistant  Rhonda Talbott
Administrative Specialist  Tracie Goforth

Athletic Division

Manager Wayne Maddox
Adult Supervisor Jamie Martin
Youth Supervisor Clayton Munnell
North Region Coordinator Stephen Jones  
South Region Coordinator Barry Brooks  
West Region Coordinator Telly Helms  

Natural Resource Management Division

Manager Matthew Pate
Program Supervisor Joseph Daugherty
Operations Supervisor Carrie Toth
Program Coordinator Lou Roland   

Park Operations Division

Manager Billy White
North Region Supervisor Danny Vaughan
South Region Supervisor Jonathan Evans
West Region Supervisor Brandon Martin  

Recreation Division

Manager Jim Brennan
North Region Supervisor Elizabeth Shoemake
South Region Supervisor Nicole Morgan
West Region Supervisor  Charlie Sheffield  
North Region Coordinator Ritchie Anderson  
South Region Coordinator  Zak Moore  
West Region Coordinator  Whitman Morgan  

Parks & Recreation Board

Meetings   First Wednesday each month
7:00 p.m.
Fowler Park Recreation Center 
District 1
Matt McClure
District 2
Joe Brown
District 3
Brian Yearwood
District 4
Gary Cooper
District 5  Bibiano "Bibi" Lopez

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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.