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Emmet Park

Emmet Park

Emmet Park

Emmet Park

East Bay Street
SavannahGA  31401


Emmet Park
is a beautiful, tree-shaded park located on the bluff overlooking the Savannah River. Emmet Park was once known as the "Strand" and later as "Irish Green" because of its proximity to the Irish residents of Savannah's Old Fort neighborhood. The park was later renamed, in 1902, for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet (1778-1803 ) to commemorate the centennial of his death. Emmet had led an unsuccessful Dublin uprising for Irish independence and was executed for treason. Robert Emmet became a hero to Savannah's Irish community. A Celtic Cross sits in the grassy strip on the bluff overlooking the Savannah River. Emmet Park remains an important center of ceremonial congregation for Savannahians of Irish descent.

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Forsyth Park & Fountain

Forsyth Park & Fountain

Forsyth Park & Fountain

Forsyth Park & Fountain

Drayton Street & East Park Avenue
SavannahGA  31401
(912) 651-6610


Forsyth Park
is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah Georgia. It was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. Mr. Forsyth also donated 20 acres of his land to increase the park to occupy 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah. The park is bordered by Gaston Street on the North, Drayton Street on the East, Park Avenue on the South and Whitaker Street on the West. Forsyth Park is located at the southern edge of the Historic District.

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