Initiated a few years ago by Trustees’ Garden Club, the mission of the Forsyth Park Project is the completion of a Master Plan for the park and the nomination of the park as a National Historic Landmark.
In addition to development of a Master Plan for the park, the Forsyth Park Project seeks to nominate the park for listing as a National Historic Landmark.
National Historic Landmarks are buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects that have been determined by the Secretary of the Interior to be nationally significant in American history and culture.
Forsyth Park is one of the oldest municipal parks in the country and is historically significant on many levels.
The research and nomination process can take several years. Very few parks have Landmark status; achieving this designation for Forsyth Park will be recognition of its iconic importance to the City of Savannah, the State of Georgia and to the nation as a whole.
While the park is protected by our local ordinances, Landmark designation would also provide an added layer of protection. If listed as a National Historic Landmark, any agency undertaking a Federally-funded project will have to ensure that the project will not impact the park’s historic features.