May Newsletter

We are pleased to share the May issue of our monthly e-newsletter!


In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all Parks & Recreation centers will have the following holiday hours:

Monday, May 30: CLOSED

Upcoming Events

Esports Gaming Academy 2022

You can now register for our Esports Gaming Academy! The academy will include STEM, gaming, teamwork and communication skills. Want to play against your friends all in one place? Sign up for academy today!


Charleston Park Fishing Tournament

Calling all anglers! Meet us at the lake for a bass-off like no other! Prize packages from our sponsors will be awarded to the top two total weigh-ins (5 fish limit) and the biggest fish for a Jr. Angler. (16 and under) No cash prizes will be awarded.

All participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times during the event. Registration is per boat. Daily or annual launch permit required for all vehicles. Equipment and boat must be provided by participant. All fish must be alive at weigh-in or they will not be counted. Bass only, no stripers allowed at weigh-in.

Check-in begins at 6:00 AM

Weigh-in begins at 2:00 PM

Summer Camps

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation offers a variety of Summer Camps from May - July. Click the button below to explore our online catalog and find the camp that’s right for you!

Camp Catalog

2022 Splash Pad Season

May 28 - August 3 | Tuesday-Saturday | 10 AM - 6 PM

August 4 - September 5 | Saturday | 10 AM - 6 PM

Annual Passes: $50

Daily Admission: Kids (1+) - $2 (Adults - Free with paying child, dry deck only)

Private party rentals available on Friday evening and Sundays

Rentals can be made online at


Program Spotlight



May 16 - July 18

4:00 PM

Playball is not just another ball program, we use the medium of sports, not only to improve gross motor development, increase concentration skills, build low muscle tone, teach children to be competent in hand-eye/foot-eye coordination and improve balance; but sport is also used to teach basic, yet essential life skills.

At Playball your children will learn persistence, courage, cooperation, respect, positive relationships, self-worth, communication, responsibility, and countless other attributes. We address the needs of the whole child – dealing with the emotional, social, cognitive and physical. Our program teaches the fundamental skills in a variety of sports such as soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, hockey, and much more!



Joing us at Fowler Park Recreation Center every Thursday in April and May for Mah Jong! American Mah Jong is a four-player tile game with Chinese origins. Using 152 tiles depicting Chinese characters and symbols, players pick and discard in turn to form combinations found on the National Mah Jong League’s annual card of hands. Strategy, skill, and luck are needed to be the first player to complete a hand and declare “Mah Jong!”


SWISH Girls Basketball Programs

Register for the Summer 2022 SWISH girls basketball programs! For information on all the programs offered through Swish, follow the link below!



A *new* program offering at Central Park Recreation Center. Seibukan is a very athletic style of karate that uses punches and kicks to promote general body health, self-defense, as well as mental and physical discipline.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Central Park Recreation Center

6PM - 7PM


Tennis Programs

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of Tennis lessons, leagues, and camps for the 2022 calendar year. Please visit the link below to browse the online catalog of tennis programs.


Outdoor Recreation

Tree Climbing & Zip Lining

Enjoy a fun day of tree climbing and zip lining at Sawnee Mountain Preserve’s first giant oak tree. where participants will learn to climb ropes high into the branches! Our professional instructors will provide safe instruction for basic tree climbing technique and non-stop zip lining. All equipment provided.

Participants under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Groups may also book private parties by calling 770-781-2217.


Party Packages

Did you know we offer adventure party packages for ages 3+ ? Contact the staff at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve visitor center for more information and available dates!

Package Details


Summer Sports

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation has a variety of sports camps, instructional programs, and leagues during the summer. Visit the link below to browse our online catalog of sports programming.


Spring Adult Softball League

Visit our online catalog to register your team for the Spring Adult Softball League.

Men’s and Coed teams available. Registration opens May 11.

Ages 17-99

Register NOW!

Youth Football & Cheerleading

Georgia Football Association

Lanier Lions

Midway Park Wolverines

Sharon Springs Youth Football

Therapeutic Recreation

TR May Newsletter

Our Therapeutic Recreation division is always evolving and exploring new opportunities to best fit our participants needs! To stay in the know on current activities and events, make sure to check out the newsletter below!

TR Newsletter

Fitness News!

May Fitness Class Schedule

Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for one of the 75+ fitness classes we offer throughout the week at our three centers! Make sure to view the latest fitness schedule below.

May Schedule

Volunteer Spotlight

Olivia Edge

Olivia Edge has been a volunteer for the Therapeutic Recreation Program since December of 2020. Olivia has been helping the TR program with camps and special events ever since. Also, the past few years she’s been the best Easter Bunny ever! When asked what volunteering means to her, she responded “I really like helping & working with people with special needs.”

Olivia is a rising senior at Denmark High School, and hopes to go to her dream school, the University of Georgia! Go Dawgs!

Congratulations to Olivia for being selected as the May’s Volunteer of the Month for Therapeutic Recreation!

Department Updates

Parks & Recreation Job Opportunities

We are hiring! With opportunities ranging from customer service to outdoor maintenance, we would love to have you become part of our team! To view all available openings, visit

2022 January - July Activity Guide

This activity guide highlights all programs held in January - July 2022.

It is available online for view and to register!

2022 Summer Camp Guide

This activity guide highlights all summer camps for 2022.

It is available online for view and to register!

As part of our mission to facilitate a healthy lifestyle for all participants, we ask that anyone experiencing symptoms of illness to please refrain from visiting our centers or attending classes, practices, or events.