Forsyth Park

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Laurie P
Cortland, NY7,325 contributions
In Charleston...it's the Pineapple Fountain, but when in Savannah it is the Forsyth Fountain, the signature piece in the huge Forsyth Park.
It was a beautiful, sunny, mid 70's day in March when we wandered this park for the first time. So many places to sit, relax, and enjoy nature.
Unfortunately, about a week before we arrived there was a 27 degree killing frost which did affect the Azaleas...which are everywhere in the park (and in Savannah in general). The unopened buds were not affected, so we did see some beautiful flowers of many different colors.
There are many Live Oaks with hanging moss-that are clearly very old, and have experienced a lot in their lives.
It was our pleasure to experience this beautiful park on a gorgeous day!!
Written March 30, 2022
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Matthew Z
West Chester, PA16 contributions
On a perfect April day, we had a picnic lunch (Kroger supermarket is nearby) and enjoyed walking down and back the main pathway. Some vendors had set up shop along the way and we bought a small palm leaf "sculpture.".The trees had all leafed out, the fountain was running and everyone was enjoying the great weather. A nice change of pace from the touristy waterfront area.
Written April 16, 2022
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Dad-O
Fishers, IN138 contributions
We loved that the park had a wide open space for activities but also a really nice fountain, statues and performing arts stage. We happened to visit on the day of a marathon so the crowd was very large but there were more things going on also. It's very much worth a visit.
Written June 1, 2022
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Ms. Salsa
80 contributions
What a beautiful park! Not a small one, I shall say, but unique in its own and special way. Great area to walk thru with plenty of opportunities to take pictures of, including one of their majestic fountain. I can understand the whole hype about this fountain, it is definitely grand. One side of the park was surrounded by various Victorian homes and each had its own unique splendor. During our visit, as it happens every now and then, nature called during an inopportune moment. As a result, we rushed to their public set of restrooms located next door to a restaurant in the middle of the park. From the entrance of the building to where the bathroom's entrance door was, you couldn't have more than 10 feet in between. As I rushed in, and because I wasn't wearing a mask at the time, I was stopped by the security guard seating right next to the building's door and was instructed to wear one or else, I couldn't go into the bathroom. You can't imagine my frustration at the time, as I was fumbling thru my purse looking for the *#@! mask, just so I could take five steps thru into the bathroom, and see the light of day!! Honestly, I will not forget that experience. Oh, and did I mention, there were only three people standing around me at the time.
Written June 9, 2021
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jinxminx
Takoma Park, MD362 contributions
I mean, you need a park when you're visiting a city, yes? someplace to stroll around and people watch and picnic. Forsyth Park is a long rectangular park. There is the part with the fountain, where you go to take selfies, and then an old parade ground lower down. This part is lined with trees filled with Spanish moss, like a lot of Savannah. It's a good place for photos. Also, the Sentient Bean coffee shop and Brighter Day Health Foods are right down at the bottom of the park, so you can grab something and then go have a picnic.

When we were up at the fountain end, we saw a couple of people making palmetto frond roses. We tried to steer clear of them so we wouldn't have to buy one but in the end this guy buttonholed us and we got stuck. He gave us a good spiel with some touristy information. He also told us that palmetto fronds soaked in salt water could make a bullet proof vest, which sounded dubious. Anyway, I didn't have any change and I ended up giving him $20 for his time and the palmetto frond rose, which is still in the back of my daughter's car, aging well.
Written January 28, 2020
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Marty Bielicki
Jensen Beach, FL14,133 contributions
We found visiting Forsyth Park on Saturday is special as there is a green market at beginning of Bull Street on the southern end of the park near West Park Avenue. There is an assortment of vendors. This time we find a booth dedicated to vaccinating people against Covid. It was a big drive to vaccinated as many people as possible. There was plenty of positive energy flowing from the area.

Originally, Forsyth Park began as 10 acres in 1840. Since then, it has expanded to 30 acres. The famous Forsyth Fountains began in 1858, three years before the Civil War.

Walking through the oak and magnolia trees is indeed pleasing to the senses.

The Forsyth Fountain is probably the number one feature most photographed in Savannah. Definitely not as large as the Buckingham Fountains in Chicago. The ambiance is quite evident reminding us of fountains we have seen in Paris. This is the place where you want a picture of yourselves.

As we were about to go in front of the fountain, a couple before us took center stage when the young man proposed to his girlfriend. It was one of those moments we will never forget. It was well planned as a surprise as the couples families soon came to the area to have more pictures taken. No problem for us as we went to the other side of the fountain to have our pictures done.

There is a rather large playground area for the kids. There are even free tennis courts at the southern end. On certain times of the year events are held at the stage. We have even seen a man playing with his drone in the park. For many years, the park was used to practice marching drills for soldiers.

As Georgia was a Confederate State, there is a rather large monument to the Confederate dead. It is protected by a circular gate.

On the southern end is a statue for all those that served during the Spanish-American War of 1898. A war that is mostly overlooked and not known about.

Even though there are a number of interesting squares in historic Savannah, we have come to realize that without walking in Forsyth Park, one has not been to Savannah.

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Written August 25, 2021
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CruisinNana2015
Missouri188 contributions
The On and Off Tours told us about this beautiful fountain that was brought from a catalogue from New York. The purchase price was two thousand dollars in the 1800's. The fountain has been standing since the 1800, it is still a working fountain.
Written June 24, 2021
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markwake717
Hershey, PA216 contributions
We enjoyed our visit to Forsyth Park last week. That day, there were vendors in the park, selling fresh produce and flowers and all kinds of foods. The fountain is beautiful. The Confederate monuments provide hours of conversations with the kids: "Should we be remembering people who fought against our country?" "What were they fighting for?" Great conversation starters.
Written June 20, 2020
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Amy_K-30229
Chicago, IL252 contributions
Couples
It was an easy walk from River street, but it’s also a stop on the tour trolleys. The beautiful fountain is a great place to sit in the shade, we even saw a wedding there! There is a restaurant with a large outdoor patio or lots of space in the grass (sun and shade) to picnic. We listened to music from the band shell—it was a great place to visit.
Written May 3, 2022
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courtd323
Painesville, OH36 contributions
Couples
Whether you want to stroll through the park, pack a picnic, or just take in the beauty of this park in the middle of downtown I highly recommend! Beautiful fountain & area. It was neat to see the local SCAD students that were selling their unique pieces of art in the park, the nice part was they were not pushing or interactive unless you approached them, you were able to observe their art and talk to them/purchase only if desired. Very tasteful. The trees in this park are breathtaking & when we went for valentines weekend there were a decent amount of people, locals walking their dogs, students, and kids playing at the park but not overly crowded which was nice! 😊
Written February 16, 2020
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