Passersby of all ages are encouraged to play Forsyth Park's new xylophone — Photo courtesy of Amy Pine
Forsyth Park has always been a great place to catch live music. Now guests who visit the 30-acre park in Savannah’s Historic District can make music of their own, thanks to the installation of a life-size xylophone.
The interactive instrument, located on the central walkway to the west of the park’s performance stage, is available for anyone to use and is handicap accessible. The City of Savannah installed the eight-note xylophone as part of an ongoing effort to provide area youth with unique cultural and recreational experiences.
The xylophone is one of many attractions at Forsyth Park. The popular green space also features two playgrounds–one for younger children and one for older ones–tennis courts and basketball courts. The perimeter of the park is fully paved and a popular spot for walkers, runners and cyclists.
Forsyth Park also boasts a fragrant garden with dozens of plants, several historic monuments and the iconic fountain, a three-tiered, cast iron masterpiece that’s one of the most photographed attractions in the city.
The park’s café features a touchscreen information center, free Wi-Fi, indoor and outdoor seating, clean bathrooms, beer and wine, Starbucks coffee, and a menu with breakfast items, sandwiches, salads and more.
The park also serves as a hub for the city’s music scene. From street musicians who play on the park’s benches to internationally known artists who have graced the stage under the park’s band shell, music is always in the air at Forsyth Park.