Suwanee is a city in northern Georgia most notable as a suburb to the larger metropolitan Atlanta. But residents and visitors unanimously agree that Suwanee is a beautiful city in its own right; on two separate occasions the city was voted one of the top 10 places to live and the top 10 places for a family. The city's beauty and appeal to families can, in no small measure, be attributed to the community's stunning dedication to an outstanding amount of green space for a city its size. For a city of roughly 16,000 people, there are well over 500 acres of parkland for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Plus, these parks have all been intelligently designed to be interconnected and easily accessed throughout the city. Let's explore some of the parks and green spaces that contribute to making Suwanee, Georgia one of the most beautiful spots in the state!
Town Center Park
The centerpiece of the city of Suwanee itself, the park is described as the city's "front yard" by officials. The 10 acre park is positioned right at the entrance to city hall and features a large green space ideal for flying a kite or tossing a Frisbee around. A trail loops around the main recreational areas and the amphitheater that can seat up to 1000 people. Town Center Park is the central area used for many community events and concerts year round.
At the center of this park is the very special Big Splash interactive fountain. This fountain features 43 jets that shoot out upward of 1400 gallons of recycled water a minute and has become very popular with children, understandably.
Sims Lake Park
Surrounding the seven acre Sims Lake is a 1.2 mile loop all housed within a 62 acre park. This park is popular mainly due to its beautiful setting but also because of its easy proximity to several surrounding neighborhoods and the public services that it provides. The park features a pavilion that is available on a first come-first serve basis as well as picnic tables, public restrooms, an outdoor classroom and a showcase of local artists.
If you dare, come out to park at night between Oct.11 and 26st for a truly terrifying experience. This is when the Aurora Theatre group organizes the annual Terror on the Trails event. If you think your heart will hold out, come out and take on the packs of zombies and ghouls that are sure to make their presence known.
Suwanee Creek Greenway/Suwanee Creek Park
The Greenway is the hard surface, multi-purpose trail that leads participants through wooded areas, wetlands and even wildlife habitats. The extensive greenway is accessible from various access points throughout the community and serves to connect nearly 400 acres of parkland.
Suwanee Creek Park is a recreational and multi-use park space that has become popular for numerous gatherings including family picnics and reunions. The park is a main access point to the Suwanee Creek Greenway and also features a network of trails of its own, plus approximately 100 convenient parking stalls. A popular attraction of the park is the 18-hole disc golf course designed by professional disco golf Hall of Famer John David and features 2 holes that require tosses over water hazards. The course is in the woods for the most part, providing ample protection from the elements if the weather turns.
Suwanee is a beautifully laid out community just north of Atlanta. The vast networks of parks and green spaces lend the city an otherworldly feel that is hard to come by in a city of any side. The Greenway offers a delightful and unique way for visitors to explore not only the city's parks but the city as a whole as well.