Forsyth County unveils newest additions to Lanierland Park

Justine Lookenott
A baseball game at Lanierland Park in Forsyth County on August 19, 2023Photo byForsyth County Government

(Forsyth County, GA) The newest amenities at Lanierland Park in Forsyth County were unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, August 19.

The park’s expansion is phase 2 of its master plan and includes:

  • Six tennis courts
  • Four pickleball courts
  • Four baseball/softball fields
  • Miracle League field (for individuals with disabilities)
  • All-inclusive playground
  • Walking path
  • Football/lacrosse fieldhouse
  • Additional parking

The amenities will be opening for use throughout the fall.

“This is a very exciting day for Parks & Recreation and the many visitors in north Forsyth, and around the county, that utilize Lanierland,” said Parks & Recreation Director Kirk Franz. “The new amenities and facilities at the park have something for everyone to enjoy. The addition of the new Miracle League field will enhance the experience for those athletes.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lanerland Park in Forsyth County on August 19, 2023Photo byForsyth County Government

Among the ceremony’s attendees were several elected officials, community leaders and Parks & Recreation staff.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, a ceremonial first pitch was held followed by a Miracle League exhibition game.

The budget for the expansion was $16.5 million and was funded by SPLOST VII and impact fees. Lose Design was the consultant and Astra Group was the general contractor.

For more information on Lanierland Park, visit the Forsyth County Parks & Recreation website 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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