Nestled right in the heart of Savannah, Forsyth Park welcomes visitors into its lush oasis of swaying willows and sprawling greenery. But this isn’t your average park—it’s a vibrant slice of Savannah life where you can channel your inner Forrest Gump, sample mouthwatering Southern delights, and stroll through charming farmers’ markets. To truly savor the essence of Forsyth Park, beat the crowds, and embark on a morning adventure among the fragrant gardens, where you’ll find an array of aromatic plants and flowers. From foliage to fountains, Forsyth Park has something for everyone.
Game On in the Garden
Unleash your competitive spirit on the tennis and basketball courts (just don’t forget to BYOSG – Bring Your Own Sports Gear). If the courts are bustling with activity, consider tossing the frisbee or kicking around the soccer ball on one of the nearby fields. Before your visit, scout out the local amateur sports groups that frequent Forsyth Park, including the “Savannah Ultimate Frisbee Group.” If you’re looking to dive into the action, be sure to check out Savannah’s leagues.
Stroll Down Movie Lane
Take a step into the enchanting world of cinematic favorites like Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil as you wander through the iconic filming locations within Forsyth Park. Through the lens of your own personal camera, you too can think about life as a box of chocolates. You’ll also spot the magnificent Forsyth Park fountain, a beloved backdrop in many silver screen masterpieces. Its cascading streams and meticulously carved figures infuse a delightful ambiance throughout the park, leaving an everlasting impression on our Bubba Gump-loving hearts. And don’t forget to make a pit stop across the street at the Mercer-Williams House Museum to capture the essence of how John Berendt was inspired to pen his legendary novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Choose Your Own Adventure and Appetizer
Mouthwatering Southern cuisine and fresh from the ocean seafood – Savannah has the best of both worlds. Collin’s Quarter Forsyth, a top-notch Savannah eatery, serves up both specialties. After your morning escapades, drop by to savor their delectable chicken and waffles or the scrumptious shrimp and grits. You might even indulge in a couple of bubbly mimosas (or more). If you prefer a lighter option, make your way to the Sentient Bean, just off Park Avenue on the park’s outskirts. Sip on their exceptional espresso, paired with delightful pastries and sandwiches that have earned the highest praise in local ratings. Still yearning for a taste of nature’s serenity? Spread out a blanket in one of Forsyth Park’s tranquil clearings and enjoy a picnic with friends and family.
Harvesting Local Delights in the Heart of Forsyth Park
Support small businesses at the local farmers market, situated right in the heart of Forsyth Park. Tons of vendors come from as far as two hundred miles away to do their part in creating a healthier Savannah. So, swing by on any Saturday throughout the year to stock up on fresh produce, delectable baked goods, and other natural goodies. Stick around for a few hours, and you might chance upon an outdoor concert at the park’s bandshell. Unwind on the grassy lawn with your freshly acquired Southern treasures while savoring the sweet tunes of a jazz band or the soothing melodies of the Philharmonics. Check out Savannah’s Forsyth Park Events to uncover more of your favorite festivals and exciting happenings during your stay.
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Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
A line gathers each morning at 107 West Jones Street. At 11 o’clock, the doors of 107 open and the lunch crowd finds a seat at one of the large tables-for-ten shared by strangers. Tabletops are crowded with platters of fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, corn muffins, and biscuits. The menu changes daily so regulars can have something different every day. Stop by and enjoy the special pleasure of a meal shared with neighbors and strangers.