New trails open at Lanierland Park and Matt Community Park in Forsyth County

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Trails are now open at Lanierland Park and Matt Community Park in north Forsyth County.

Both Lanierland Park and Matt Community Park have added a natural surface trail that highlights each park’s unique setting.

“With great amenities such as these new trails, it comes as no surprise that Forsyth County was recently named Georgia’s healthiest county for the sixth consecutive year.”

District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills

What does each trail feature?: The trail at Lanierland Park is an out and back route that is 2.6 miles long allowing for walking and jogging. The trail meanders through open fields, tree covered areas and alongside a creek. The trail head is located adjacent to the main parking lot. Other amenities in the park include four rectangular synthetic turf fields, four picnic pavilions, a playground, restroom and parking.

The trail at Matt Community Park features stacked loops that total 3.06 miles allowing for walking, jogging and mountain biking. The trail meanders through woods and along a pond. The trail head is located near the back of the park. Other amenities at the park include four synthetic-turf rectangular fields, a playground, two pavilions, restrooms and parking.

“Trails are the number one amenity requested by residents. By adding these two trails, the county now has just under 50 miles of trails for the citizens to enjoy.”

Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor

Who Built It?: The trails were designed by the Parks & Recreation Department’s Natural Resources Division. The trail at Lanierland Park was constructed by Aaron Steel and Associates and the trail at Matt Community Park was constructed by Reliant Construction Inc.

Who Paid For It?: Both trails were funded by the 2008 Parks & Recreation Greenspace Bond and impact fees.

Where are they?: Lanierland Park is located at 6115 Jot-Em-Down Road and Matt Community Park is located at 6555 Wallace Tatum Road.

For more information, please contact Forsyth County Parks & Recreation at (770) 781-2215 or visit www.forsythco.com/parks.