Park Rules


Facility Rules

Baseball/Softball Field Rules

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL FIELD RULES

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal or physical abuse directed towards park staff, officials, volunteers, coaches, or spectators is prohibited.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without a permit.
  • Fields are available on a first come, first served basis unless reserved for an activity.
  • Animals are prohibited on the fields and in the spectator areas.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited on the fields.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Folding chairs and any type of outdoor furniture is prohibited on the fields.
  • Canopies/tents must be outside the field fence and may not block the spectator view.
  • Hitting, throwing, or kicking balls against fences and buildings is prohibited.
  • Players must wear the appropriate athletic attire.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, motorized vehicles and children's play toys are prohibited on the fields and in the spectator areas. 
  • Use of any field equipment (goals, blocking sleds, etc.) is prohibited without a permit from park staff and/or the youth athletic association.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Picking, pulling, or removing grass fibers or infill material from the fields is prohibited.
  • Fields may be closed at times due to weather conditions. Please call the inclement weather line for more information. 770-886-2851

Basketball Court Rules

BASKETBALL COURT RULES

  • Improper personal conduct such as disorderly speech or conduct prohibited.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without a permit.
  • Courts are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Courts are intended for basketball only.
  • Animals are prohibited on the courts.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverage with the exception of water are prohibited on the courts.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Folding chairs and any type of outdoor furniture is prohibited on the courts.
  • Players must wear appropriate athletic attire; soft rubber soled shoes are required.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, motorized vehicles and children’s play toys are prohibited on the courts.
  • Climbing on the fence or hanging from the nets is prohibited.

Batting Cage Rules

BATTING CAGE RULES

  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without a permit.
  • Park athletic associations and teams have first priority; otherwise, batting cages are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverages are prohibited inside the batting cage.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Climbing on the fence or netting is prohibited.
  • Helmets must be worn inside the batting cages.
  • Ages 17 and under must be supervised by an adult while using the batting cages.

Big Creek Greenway Rules

GREENWAY RULES

  • Use trail only during permitted hours
  • No littering
  • No smoking
  • No alcohol or drugs
  • No vehicles, off-road vehicles or golf carts
  • No horseback riding
  • No camping off of greenway
  • All pets on a leash
  • Pedestrians have the right of way
  • Greenway is not designed for high-speed use; please do not exceed 15-mph
  • Please self-monitor your speed by not exceeding 110 feet in 5 seconds
  • Per Georgia law, no person under the age of 16 years shall operate or be a passenger on a bicycle on a highway, bicycle path, or sidewalk under the jurisdiction or control of this state or any local political subdivision there of without wearing a bicycle helmet.

Dog Park Rules

DOG PARK RULES

WARNING: USE OF FACILITY AT YOUR OWN RISK. PARTICIPATION COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY TO PERSON OR PET.

  • Dog owners are legally responsible for the behavior of their dog(s).
  • Dogs must be leashed while entering and existing the fenced dog park area.
  • Owners must have proof of rabies vaccination in accordance with County Ordinance 14.104.
  • Do owners must remain in fenced in area with their dog(s) and supervising their dog(s) at all times with a leash readily available.
  • Dog owners shall promptly clean up and properly dispose of all dog waste.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
  • Aggressive dogs must be removed immediately.
  • A limit of 2 dogs per adult.
  • Gates must remain closed when not entering or exiting.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.

TO REPORT AND ISSUE, PLEASE CALL 770-781-3087

Drone Flying Field Rules

DRONE FLYING FIELD RULES

  • User is responsible for compliance with rules and regulations for drone operation including those implemented by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • This is an unsupervised recreational facility. By entering this facility, the user agrees to assume all risk and liability.
  • Access to this property for drone usage is terminable at any time by Forsyth County.
  • Recreational drone usage only. No other uses are authorized.
  • No permit shall be required for drone operation.
  • Drone operation may occur only in the authorized area. Users operating their drones outside the authorized area will forfeit use privileges.

 

FLYING FIELD SCHEDULE:
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
10:00am-7:30pm (May-October);
10:00am-5:00pm (November-April)

Fowler Park Track and Field Rules

TRACK AND FIELD RULES

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal or physical abuse directed towards park staff, officials, volunteers, coaches or spectators is prohibited.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without permit.
  • Track and field are available on a first come, first served basis unless reserved for an activity.
  • Animals are prohibited on the field, track and spectator areas.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited on the fields.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Hitting, throwing, or kicking balls against fences and buildings is prohibited.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, motorized vehicles and children’s play toys are prohibited on the field, track and spectator areas.
  • Use of any field equipment (goals, blocking sleds, etc.) is prohibited without a permit from park staff and/or the youth athletic association.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Field may be closed at times due to weather conditions. Please call the inclement weather line for more information: 770-886-2851

Fowler Park Skate Park Rules

SKATEPARK RULES

  • Improper personal conduct such as disorderly speech or conduct is prohibited.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without permit.
  • Animals are prohibited in the skatepark.
  • Introduction of other elements or altering existing elements in the skatepark is prohibited.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Motor driven equipment is prohibited.
  • Food is prohibited inside the skate park.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Sound equipment shall remain at a volume that does not interfere with other park user’s enjoyment.
  • Damaging or removing park property is prohibited.
  • Entering the skatepark with a displayed closed sign is prohibited.
  • It is recommended that all users wear a strapped helmet, wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads.
  • Use skatepark at your own risk.

WARNING: Skateboarding, biking and in-line skating are hazardous recreation activities. Use of this facility may result in serious injuries or death. Forsyth County does not assume any responsibilities for injuries.

Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad Rules

SPLASH PAD RULES

  • In case of emergency, call 911.
  • No lifeguard is on duty.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
  • Running and rough play is prohibited.
  • Improper personal conduct such as disorderly speech or conduct is prohibited.
  • Personal music shall remain at a volume that does not interfere with other user’s enjoyment.
  • Spitting, spouting water, drinking the water and nose blowing is prohibited.
  • Climbing or hanging on the spray equipment and fencing is prohibited.
  • Food and beverages, with the exception of water, are prohibited outside of approved area.
  • Proper swimwear is required.
  • Swim diapers are required and disposable or cloth diapers are prohibited.
  • Toys (goggles, buckets, water balloons, beach balls, etc.) are prohibited.
  • Flying objects or throwing items is prohibited.
  • Persons with open lesions, wounds or diarrhea are prohibited from entering the water.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Animals are prohibited.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Forsyth County reserves the right to close the Splash Pad at any time for maintenance, repairs or weather.

Paved Trail Rules

TRAIL RULES

  • Trail is intended for walking and running.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades and motorized vehicles are prohibited, however, children ages 6 and under may ride a small bike or toy with supervising adult.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times. Pet owners shall clean up and properly dispose of all pet waste.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Place trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • A permit is required for commercial activity, organized groups, team sports, trainers, events and signage.

Pavilion Rules

PAVILION RULES

  • Pavilions are first come, first served unless reserved.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades and motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • Improper personal conduct such as disorderly speech or conduct is prohibited.
  • Pets must be leashed. Pet owners shall clean up and properly dispose of all pet waste.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Damaging or removing park property is prohibited.
  • Sound equipment shall remain at a volume that does not interfere with other park user’s enjoyment.
  • All decorations and signs must be removed without damaging park facilities.
  • Small gas grills are allowed. Some pavilions have permanent charcoal grills that may be used for cooking Dumping grease or charcoal in park receptacles or on park property is prohibited.
  • A permit is required for commercial activity, organized groups, trainers and events.
  • Inflatables, food trucks, game trucks and other equipment is prohibited without prior written approval from the parks and recreation department.

Playground Rules

PLAYGROUND RULES

  • Playground is designed for ages 12 and under.
  • Adult supervision is required.
  • Animals are prohibited in the playground area.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverages are prohibited on playground structures
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Flying objects or throwing items is prohibited in the playground areas.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, motorized vehicles are prohibited in the playground area.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • A permit is required for commercial activity, organized groups, team sports, trainers, events and signage.

Recreation Center Gymnasium Rules

GYMNASIUM RULES

  • A membership or daily pass is required.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal or physical abuse is prohibited.
  • Appropriate athletic attire such as soft soled shoes, shirts, shorts or pants are required.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without a permit.
  • Hanging on the basketball rim and/or net is prohibited.
  • Children ages 13 and under must be supervised by an adult.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Headphones are required for music, phones or other technology.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.

Recreation Center Cardio-Weight Room Rules

CARDIO-WEIGHT ROOM RULES

  • A membership or daily pass is required.
  • Use equipment at your own risk.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal or physical abuse is prohibited.
  • Appropriate athletic attire such as soft soled shoes, shirts, shorts or pants are required.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without a permit.
  • Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Cardio machines have a 30-minute time limit.
  • Users are responsible for wiping down equipment after each use.
  • Users shall vacate weight equipment in between sets.
  • Banging weights is prohibited.
  • Verbal noises such as yelling, grunting or talking loudly is prohibited.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Headphones are required for music, phones or other technology.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.

Recreation Center Indoor Walking Track Rules

INDOOR TRACK RULES

  • A membership or daily pass is required.
  • Walking and running are the only activities permitted; however, running is not allowed when the track is busy.
  • Appropriate athletic attire such as soft soled shoes, shirts, shorts or pants are required.
  • Groups or teams are prohibited from using the walking track.
  • Observe the direction of the track; the direction changes each week.
  • When passing others, pass on the outside lane in single file formation.
  • Stopping on the track is prohibited.
  • Conversations shall remain at a volume that do not interfere with other user’s enjoyment.
  • Headphones are required for music, phones or other technology.
  • Children ages 6 and under are prohibited; 6-13 must be supervised by an adult.
  • Strollers are not permitted.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.

South Forsyth Soccer Field Rules

SOCCER FIELD RULES

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal or physical abuse directed towards park staff, officials, volunteers, coaches or spectators is prohibited.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without a permit.
  • Fields are available on a first come, first served basis unless reserved for an activity.
  • Animals are prohibited on the fields and in the spectator areas.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited on the fields.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Folding chairs and any type of outdoor furniture is prohibited on the fields.
  • Canopies/tents must be outside the field lines and may not block the spectator view.
  • Hitting, throwing, or kicking balls against fences and buildings is prohibited.
  • Players must wear appropriate athletic attire; metal spikes are prohibited.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, motorized vehicles and children’s play toys are prohibited on the fields and in the spectator areas.
  • Use of any field equipment (goals, blocking sleds, etc.) is prohibited without a permit from park staff and /or the youth athletic association.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Picking, pulling, or removing grass fibers or infill material from the fields is prohibited.
  • Fields may be closed at times due to weather conditions. Please call the inclement weather line for more information 770-886-2851.

Tennis/Pickleball Court Rules

TENNIS COURT RULES

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal or physical abuse directed towards park staff, officials, volunteers, coaches or spectators is prohibited.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without a permit.
  • Courts are available on a first come, first served basis unless reserved for an activity.
  • Courts are intended for tennis or pickleball activities only.
  • Animals are prohibited on the fields and in the spectator areas.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited on the fields.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Folding chairs and any type of outdoor furniture is prohibited on the courts.
  • Hitting, throwing, or kicking balls against fences and buildings is prohibited.
  • Players must wear appropriate athletic attire; soft rubber soled shoes are required.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, motorized vehicles and children’s play toys are prohibited on the courts and in the spectator areas.
  • If players are waiting to use the courts, limit play time to one hour if you do not have a reservation.

Turf Field Rules - Soccer, Lacrosse, Football

SYNTHETIC TURF RULES

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal or physical abuse directed towards park staff, officials, volunteers, coaches or spectators is prohibited.
  • Private instruction, organized groups and commercial activity is prohibited without a permit.
  • Fields are available on a first come, first served basis unless reserved for an activity.
  • Animals are prohibited on the fields and in the spectator areas.
  • Vaping, tobacco, smoking and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Food and beverages with the exception of water are prohibited on the fields.
  • Glass bottles or containers are prohibited.
  • Folding chairs and any type of outdoor furniture is prohibited on the fields.
  • Canopies/tents must be outside the field lines and may not block the spectator view.
  • Hitting, throwing, or kicking balls against fences and buildings is prohibited.
  • Players must wear appropriate athletic attire; metal spikes are prohibited.
  • Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, motorized vehicles and children’s play toys are prohibited on the fields and in the spectator areas.
  • Use of any field equipment (goals, blocking sleds, etc.) is prohibited without a permit from park staff and/or the youth athletic association.
  • Place all trash in the provided waste receptacles.
  • Picking, pulling, or removing grass fibers or infill material from the fields is prohibited.
  • Fields may be closed at times due to weather conditions. Please call the inclement weather line for more information: 770-886-2851.

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 Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 781-2215
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