Forsyth Park is the signature park in Savannah’s historic district. Occupying 30 acres, it was built in the 1840s. The park has walking paths, a café, a children’s play area, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, a large fountain, and facilities for several recreational activities. Standing in the middle of Forsyth Park with the pathway wrapping around it lies the Confederate Memorial Statue. The northern part of the park, especially, features live oak trees and azaleas.
This can be a self-contained run, or can be combined with a tour of the historic district, a jaunt over to Daffin Park, or some of the lovely residential streets just to the north. It is about 0.5 miles north-south through the park. There are about 1.5 miles of interior walking paths in the park, or a loop around the perimeter is 1.2 miles. It is about 1 mile down to the river, using Bull St. or any of the north-south options.
Add-Ons: Historic Squares tour, the Forsyth-Daffin duo, or residential streets in area.