Forsyth Park in Savannah Ga
At one time, Forsyth Park was the end of Savannah; now it is merely at the end of the Downtown Historic District going into the Victorian District, a fairly good distance from the far reaches of the Southside business area.
The fact that this 20 plus acres has survived is amazing given all the development in the area. But thanks to its protectors it has done more than survive, it has thrived. On any given day you can see sports activities, walkers, sunbathers, picnickers, Frisbee throwers, weddings, plays, art shows, tourists, and gatherings of all kinds.
The renovation and development around the park is incredible. The Mansion on Forsyth Park is of the most recent developments. It is incredible and if you can stay there, do so. Also, there are large single family homes, condos, and bed and breakfast inns.
Like most of Savannah the park is filled with history. The park was created in 1851 and the Forsyth Park Fountain is a focal point. Also, around the park the Georgia Historical Society can be found in Hodgson Hall. At the south end of the park is the old Telfair Hospital, now a senior citizen residence. The architectural design of these buildings is worth the visit.
Also on the south end are tennis courts and along Park Ave. there is a row of shops to browse around in and the Sentient Bean where you can read a magazine and get a cup of coffee.
The park is truly a wonderful place to visit, but it is best if you hang out for a while – maybe people-watch and just enjoy the green environment.
Mike from Savannah