More life jacket loaner stations coming to FoCo parks

Justine Lookenott
A life jacket loaner station on Lake LanierPhoto byLake Lanier Assocation

(Forsyth County, GA) Forsyth County parks on Lake Lanier will be getting more life jacket loaner stations in the near future.

During the Forsyth County Commission work session meeting on Tuesday, August 8, commissioners voted to install more life jacket loaner stations around the parks in partnership with the Lake Lanier Association.

The Lake Lanier Association Life Jacket Loaner Station program began in 2020 to promote safety on the lake by providing free life jackets for visitors to borrow on the lake.

The first two stations were installed at Mary Alice Park and grew to include 11 other parks around the lake, Young Deer Park, Charleston Park and Shady Grove Campground in Forsyth County.

Stations in other counties include Laurel Park, Lake Lanier Olympic Park, River Forks Park and Wahoo Creek Park.

New and gently used life jackets can be donated to the program by dropping them off at the following locations:

  • Bald Ridge Marina
  • Gainesville Marina
  • Hideaway Bay Marina
  • University Yacht Club
  • Lanier Project Management Office

All items approved at commissioner work session meetings must receive final approval at the next regular meeting. Commissioner meetings can be watched at

For more information on the Lake Lanier Association Life Jacket Loaner Station program, visit Information on the Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department can be found at

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at You can also follow her on Twitter at @justalookenott.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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