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Forsyth Park, Savannah: 15 reviews and 30 photos

  Fountain in Forsyth Park in Savannah
by deecat

One of the reasons for Savannah being named "The Most Beautiful City in America' is because of all the parks (locals refer to them as "vest parks") such as Forsyth Park.

This park links Savannah's Historic and Victorian districts. It is the largest park in Savannah and the most active as well. I find it amazing that such a large park would still exist, keeping its original size, for 150 years! The park has 20+ acres which boast a landmark cast-iron white fountain modeled in 1858 after one that graces the Place de la Concorde in Paris; a Spanish-American War memorial; and an imposing monument to the Confederacy, built in 1875, and inscribed with the words, "Come from the Four Winds, O Breath, And breathe upon these slain that they may live."

Forsyth Park has long been the scene of Civil War re-enactments and a spot where famous movies have been filmed such as Forest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

The park is usually always crowded with sport enthusiasts playing touch football or softball. Skateboarders abound as do families enjoying picnics.

Here in Forsyth Park, I understood the South's great natural beauty and the pride that Southerners have always displayed.

Directions: Southern fringe of the historical district
Phone: 912-651-6610
Website: http://www.savannahga.gov

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2007
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