(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 forsythco.com/meetings.
For more information on the Lake Lanier Association Life Jacket Loaner Station program, visit lakelanier.org. Information on the Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Department can be found at parks.forsythco.com.
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