Forsyth Park, Savannah

Megan's Favorite Mile

Megan’s Favorite Mile:

A place where community, culture, and camaraderie coexist.

Don’t get me wrong… I love our coast’s undeveloped landscapes. But I consider myself a city girl. Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah represents some of the best of what our coast has to offer. It is a hub of community activities ranging from concerts to weddings to sporting events. It’s a place where both residents and tourists go to support local businesses and learn about Savannah’s history. And it’s a place that welcomed me immediately.

When One Hundred Miles was in the early stages of development, before I’d even begun my role as Executive Director, my family and I spent a few weekends exploring our coast. On one such trip, we traveled from our home in Charleston down to St. Marys and spent the weekend working our way north. Our last stop was Savannah.

The new friends we were meeting suggested we find each other in Forsyth Park. I now joke with my husband that the minute we set foot in the park, I heard angels sing. Children played. Musicians performed. Students studied. Artists painted. Friends, neighbors, and strangers laughed. All of them welcomed us.

Forsyth Park is one of my favorite places along our 100 miles because on any given day, you find people of all sorts and sizes, ages and backgrounds gathering in this one place, breathing the same air, sharing the many sights, experiencing Savannah. Together.