You’ll find no shortage of recreational activities in and around Forsyth. Right in or near your neighborhood, you will easily find one of our six “pocket parks,” conducive to picnicking, playing, and visiting. Each of these neighborhood parks are linked by miles’ worth of well-maintained, patrolled, and lighted bicycle/walking paths. Stroll, run, walk or bicycle along these paths at your leisure as you enjoy the many species which have earned Forsyth the distinction of being named a Tree City (USA) for 19 consecutive years.
Our primary park, Forsyth Park, is located off West Weaver Road. Forsyth Park covers 75 acres and is the home of two pavilions, play structures, a sand volleyball court, three tennis courts, and four softball/baseball fields. Forsyth Park has four separate off-street parking areas, wooded and open bike path areas and walking trails, two fishing ponds and a wildlife observation stand. The park features wooded areas along with spacious areas of open field. The park is ADA accessible, and contains public restrooms, rest stop benches and water fountains. It is also the scene of the annual Forsyth Family Festival, a highlight and homecoming.
You will find six soccer fields scattered around the Village, as well as baseball diamonds, batting cages and tennis courts for use by groups and surrounding communities. The Forsyth Youth League provides a variety of sports activities for youth. The Summer Recreation Program, centered at Forsyth Park provides a fun, healthy outdoors-based program for school-aged children during the summer. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Village’s Bicycle and Walking Clubs. A highlight of each summer is the Forsyth 5K Race and Fun Run. Golf enthusiasts have access to the Decatur Parks District’s Hickory Point Golf Course, with its panoramic 18 holes and beautiful clubhouse and banquet facility. In addition to accommodating the recreational golfer, the course plays host each year to a tournament event on the Symetra Tour, the official qualifying tour for the LPGA.
Forsyth residents are fortunate to have access to the many programs and activities offered by the noted Decatur Park District, www.decatur-parks.org.and the new, modern Decatur YMCA. www.decaturymca.org. The Decatur Area Arts Council provides all ages the opportunity to explore arts and performance www.decaturarts.org. The list goes on and on. Whatever your recreational desire, you can find it here in Forsyth or within just a few minutes of it.