Savannah’s parks run the gamut, from recreational areas perfect for a day of frolicking to historic sites that feature fascinating relics and spectacular views of the river. Many of Savannah’s parks are free and open to the public, while some require small admission fees.
Savannah’s ultimate recreational area is Forsyth Park, 30 acres of green space in the city’s Historic District. The stunning park features a café, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts and large fields, along with monuments and a magnificent two-tiered, white cast-iron fountain. Other popular recreational parks in Savannah include Daffin Park and Lake Mayer.
The city’s forts, including Fort Pulaski National Monument, Old Fort Jackson and Fort McAllister Historic Park, are popular destinations for history buffs and those who appreciate nature. Tricentennial Park, a series of historic sites in Downtown Savannah, is a great place to walk the land and learn about the city’s early history.
Skidaway Island State Park is a true gem, whether you choose to camp out or just visit for the day. The Ogeechee Canal and Museum, located just outside of Savannah, boasts 200 acres of swamp and woodlands, plus walking trails and a museum.
Animal lovers will enjoy spending the day at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, which features animals such as bald eagles, wolves, bison and cougar, plus walking trails that take visitors through a maritime forest.