Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.
438 W. Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313 912-877-4332
Bryant Commons is Hinesville’s newest passive park. The beautiful, 150-acre site, formerly the homestead of Georgia State Sen. Glenn E. Bryant, is an ideal setting for events such as wedding receptions, reunions, festivals and more. The park opened to the public in March 2015, and each year, a number of community events and celebrations are hosted there. The park, open from dawn until dusk daily, offers walking trails, fishing ponds, open fields for recreation and sports, an amphitheater and pavilion, and the International Telephone Pioneer Association Museum.
10 Whitaker St.
Savannah, GA 31401 912-644-6435
Forsyth Park is the largest park in Savannah’s historic district. The park covers 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue. The east border of Forsyth Park is Drayton Street, and on the west is Whitaker. For locals and tourists, Forsyth Park is a hub of social interaction. Concerts, recreation, sports, people-watching, sunbathing, reading and relaxing can all be seen going on in Forsyth Park, depending on when you are there.
Savannah Botanical Gardens
1388 Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, GA 31406 912-355-3883
The garden includes both formal and naturalistic plantings as well as a two-acre pond, an amphitheater, nature trails, an archaeological exhibit and the historic Reinhard House. Full of roses, herbs, perennials and seasonal blossoms, the garden center is a farmhouse that dates back to the 1840s. Access to all public areas of the garden is free; however, a small fee may be required for groups of 10 or more.
Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center
681 Fort Argyle Road
Savannah, GA 31419 912-748-8068
Visit the Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center to learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. This site contains remnants of an extensive canal system that linked the Savannah and Ogeechee rivers during the 1800s. Today, the area is a recreational facility that highlights the natural history of this rich floodplain forest while preserving the historic relics. Pick up checklists for wildflowers, reptiles and amphibians. Examine the old locks constructed along the banks of the canal. Watch the skies during spring and summer for Mississippi and swallow-tailed kites, and look for warblers during the spring and fall migrations.