Hey Darlings! Have you had an opportunity to visit Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia? Although Savannah’s my hometown I love exploring and visiting a few of my favorite places. As my family and I continued our Southern Hospitality Meets Luxury Road Trip Series we had to make a pit stop to Forsyth Park so I could share all of it’s beauty with you. It’s a 30-acre park that beautifully nestled in the National Historic Landmark Park District. It’s world- renowned for the Spanish moss-draped oak trees that are admired by visitors from all over the world. The Spanish Moss has been an attraction that captures the attention, pedestrians, tourist and locals. The beautiful sidewalks that run throughout the park have been walked countless times by millions of people. The iconic Forsyth Park Fountain draws spectators from all over the world. The Victorian-era fountain happens to be one of Savannah’s most recognizable landmarks, and the perfect place to snap a photo.
The park rests bordered by Drayton, Park, Whitaker, and Gaston streets. It is home to the Confederate Memorial located in the rear of the park, a half shell theatre, tennis courts, basketball courts, a cafe, two playgrounds, and ample room for sports and events.
The Forsyth Fountain was modeled after the fountains found in Place de la Concorde in Cuzco, Peru and it was added to the North end of the park in 1858. Presently Forsyth Park is home to the Farmer’s Market every Saturday, a site for concerts during the Savannah Jazz Festival, a host to free movies in the park every few months and the destination for all kinds of festivals and special events throughout the year. Click here to view upcoming events.
I’m sure that if you took a look at any visitors pictures capturing their time in Savannah there will be at least one or two of our beautiful fountain. In fact the Forsyth Park has become a signature place for wedding, engagement, family and prom photos.
I highly suggest that if you’re planning to visit Savannah anytime soon make sure that you bring a blanket, your favorite book and a basket of food so you can just enjoy the scenery and positive vibes. Don’t forget your camera or smart phone to capture your memories.