Old Atlanta Park Now Open
On Friday, June 29, Forsyth County officially opened the new Old Atlanta Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The approximately 39-acre park is located at 810 Nichols Road, at the intersection of Nichols Road and Old Atlanta Road, across from Lambert High School.
Old Atlanta Park’s 34 acres of passive use space feature a natural playground, a tot-lot for children age six and under, two pavilions, a 1-mile walking trail and a spray pad. The park’s remaining five acres house the 40,000-square foot Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center, which opened in February 2012.
Old Atlanta Park is the final of four new green space passive use parks recently opened by Forsyth County. The other three parks – Haw Creek Park, Chattahoochee Pointe and Caney Creek Preserve – were also recently opened.
Acquisition of the land for these four new parks was funded by the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond approved by Forsyth County voters in February 2008. Construction of the parks was funded by a combination of the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and Impact Fees.
For information on these new green space passive use parks or the many programs and activities offered by the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department, call 770.781.2215.