The City of Forest Park, GA
The city of Forest Park is located in the state of Georgia in Clayton County and has a population of 21,809 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Forest Park is Atlanta, approximately 26 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Forest Park, including Blimpie, Mcdonald's Restaurants, Andrea's Gourmet Deli, Burger King and Islander. For a larger selection of Forest Park restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Forest Park Museums, Golf Courses and/or Zoos, including the College Park Municipal Golf Course, Southlake Golf Course, Browns Mill Golf Course, Stately Oaks and Sugar Creek Golf & Tennis Club. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Forest Park please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 3 airports are located in or near Forest Park:
- Atlanta DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK)
- Atlanta Fulton County Airport (FTY)
- Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl. Airport (ATL)
Forest Park, Georgia Climate and WeatherIn the month of January, Forest Park experiences an average high temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 33 degrees with an average rainfall of 5.03 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Forest Park with daytime temperatures averaging 86 degrees in the summer, and 55 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Forest Park to receive an average of 4.51 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 4.29 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 105 degrees in the summer and as low as -9 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Forest Park should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 73 degrees, and nighttime lows of 52.
Forest Park, Georgia Attractions
1Alexander Memorial Coliseum - Georgia Tech - Atlanta,
The Alexander Memorial Coliseum is an indoor arena that is situated in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the home of the basketball teams of Georgia Tech and hosted the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA from 1968–1972 and again from 1997–1999. Tech's women's volleyball team occasionally uses the facility as well, primarily for NCAA tournament games and other matches that draw crowds that would overflow the O'Keefe Gymnasium.
2Alfred Tup Holmes Golf Club - Atlanta,
The Alfred Tup Holmes Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Fulton County Georgia. Built in 1940, this Atlanta course designed by Garrett Gill & George B. Williams is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 404-753-6158. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 2300 Wilson Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
3Archibald Smith Plantation Home - Roswell,
The Archibald Smith Plantation Home, is a plantation in Roswell, Georgia built in 1845. The home was built by one of Roswell's founders, Archibald Smith, and housed three generations of his family. The home was restored by the third generation, Arthur and Mary Smith, in 1940. The home was sold to the City of Roswell in 1986 and opened to the public as a house museum in 1992.
4Arena at Gwinnett Center - Duluth,
The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena that is situated in Duluth, Georgia. The Arena was an expansion to the already existing Gwinnett Center, which also includes a Performing Arts Center, and a Convention Center. The arena seats 11,500 for hockey, 12,750 for basketball, and 13,100 for major concerts. The AJC voted the Concession Stand as the best in the state. The Gwinnett Arena has contests in the summer to see who can fit the most hot dogs in their mouth.
5Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta,
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acre botanical garden located adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia in the US. Incorporated in 1976, the garden's mission is to "develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment".
6Atlanta Cyclorama - Atlanta,
The Atlanta Cyclorama is a cylindrical panoramic painting of the American Civil War Battle of Atlanta, . The cyclorama is housed in a museum, also called the "Atlanta Cyclorama", in Grant Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Visitors view the cylindrical painting from the inside, entering through an entrance in the floor. After being seated, the central cylinder rotates slowly affording a view of the entire painting. The painting at one time was the largest oil painting in the world, and if unrolled would measure 42 feet high by 358 feet long.
7Atlanta History Center - Atlanta,
The Atlanta History Center is a museum that is situated in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of America's premier history museums.
8Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton,
Atlanta Motor Speedway is a track just outside Hampton, Georgia, twenty miles south of Atlanta, . It is a 1.54-mile quad-oval track with a seating capacity of over 125,000. It opened in 1960 as a 1.5-mile standard oval. In 1994, 46 condominiums were built over the northeastern side of the track. In 1997, to standardize the track with Speedway Motorsports' other two 1.5-mile ovals, the entire track was almost completely rebuilt.
9Bear's Best Atlanta - Suwanee,
The Bear's Best Atlanta is an 18 hole public golf course in Gwinnett County Georgia. Built in 2002, this Suwanee course designed by Jack Nicklaus is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 678-714-2582. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 5342 Aldeburgh Dr, Suwanee, GA 30024
10Beaver Lake Golf & Country Club - Gay,
The Beaver Lake Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Meriwether County Georgia. Built in 1964, this Gay course is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 706-538-6994. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 2622 Beaver Lake Rd, Gay, GA 30218
Forest Park, Georgia Hotels
3Ramada Limited & Suites - Airport East/forest Park
357 Lee Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
Forest Park, Georgia Restaurants
This is a list of Forest Park Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Fast Foods & Carry Out and Barbecue Restaurants. Happy Dining!
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