Introduction to Forest Park, Georgia
Forest Park, Georgia is 8 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Clayton county. The city is part of the Atlanta metro area. The population of Forest Park is 21,447.
Forest Park History
Forest Park was officially incorporated in 1908. At that time, it was known as Forest Station. Most of the early settlers of the area were primarily farming families. The city was originally served by the Macon and Western Railroad. Fort Gillem, which was founded in 1941, was annexed into Forest Park in 1973. The city of Forest Park once served as a wood and water stop and gradually developed into one of the largest cities in Clayton County.
Forest Park and nearby Attractions
- Atlanta State Farmer's Market
- Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
- Georgia Aquarium
- Stone Mountain Park
- Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Things To Do In Forest Park
Forest Park offers a number of recreational activities both for its visitors and residents. The city includes more than 70 acres of scenic walking trails, along with several other parks and playgrounds. You can also visit the Fort Gillem and the Atlanta State Farmer's Market. You can enjoy shopping at Forest Plaza Shopping Center, Ash - Morrow Plaza Shopping Center, Giant City South Shopping Center, Forest Square Shopping Center, Theater Drive Shopping Center and Clayton Plaza Shopping Center.
Forest Park Transportation
The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.
Forest Park Higher Education
Clayton College and State University and Atlanta Technical College are close to the city.