Part of Forsyth Park playground closed

forsyth-park-closed-playground.JPGOh how we miss you Forsyth Park tunnel and alligator.

If you’re heading to Forsyth Park this holiday weekend for the first time in weeks, you might be surprised to find the downtown Savannah park’s east playground – the one designed for 2 to 5 year-olds – closed.

It’s fenced off and covered up during the renovation of the neighboring fort. That half of the playground closed in early May and is expected to reopen in a year when the fort renovation is complete.

Don’t worry. The west playground – the one with the mini-rock climbing wall – is open. It also has a climbing tower, slides and swings. The only drawback is it’s designed for older kids, 5 to 12 year-olds. While toddlers do use it (including mine), some of the climbing areas are a little lofty.

The fort is being renovated to be an attractive building housing a visitor’s area, cafe, meeting rooms and restrooms. A bandshell will be added to the south side of the fort. So looks like missing one half of the playground will be worth it in the end.

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