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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