By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
Plenty of parks to choose from in Forsyth
Greenway Progress16 2

To see entire Progress edition, click here

The titles and rankings seem to come in droves each year.

From health and wealth to education and youth, most Forsyth residents know the county is at the forefront of north Georgia and the state in various factors that help shape quality of life.

These factors — which residents embrace and have come to expect — carry their share of numbers. Indeed, politicians and others are fond of touting such statistics.

With that in mind, the staff of the Forsyth County News contacted government and school officials, business owners and public safety personnel to compile some interesting and easy-to-read figures from the past year.

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department by the numbers

2,690 - Total park acres

22 - Parks

72 - Full-time employees

115 - Campsites at Shady Grove Campground

75 - Athletic fields

31 - Picnic pavilions

28 - Tennis courts

20 - Playgrounds

35+ - Miles of trails

3 - Recreation centers

81 - Scoreboards in county parks

12 - Synthetic turf fields

187,297 - Recreation center pass visits

50,712 - Sawnee Mountain Preserve visits

19,190 - Youth athletic participants

7,997 - Shady Grove Campground visitors

7,944 - Spray pad visits

4,948 - Summer camp participants 

4,051 - Recreation class participants

3,420  Adult athletics participants