Winter brings cooler weather and lots of family events! Now is a perfect time to explore your local Georgia parks. We at Foresite Group love designing public spaces and parks, but we love using them even more. Bundle up and consider the following activities for your winter season:
- Edible plant hikes, geocaching and history in your Georgia State Parks: Plug in your zip code and how far you want to drive and you can find hikes with fellow dog lovers, places to take kids, and amazing history lessons.
- Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Events – December 7. Many local and state parks will hold ceremonies and special exhibits to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
- Get Moving: Start your New Year Resolution efforts and choose a January 2018 5K or Endurance Race at the Georgia International Horse Park.
- Go Ice Skating in your favorite Metro-Atlanta neighborhood.
- Go “glamping” while staying warm and toasty at the Len Foote Hike Inn.
- See a light show!
- Enjoy a parade, children’s event or a commemorative service honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 15.
- Pick up a new outdoor hobby, improve your skills or learn how to turn a wrench on your own bicycle with REI’s classes near you.
- Volunteer in your community with children or groups in need.
- Plan an amazing New Years Eve!
So, as the temperatures drop, don't forget that most parks can be enjoyed year-round with unique programming in the winter months. And if you're outside the Atlanta area, we hope you'll take a minute to learn what fun things your local parks and recreation department has in the works this season!
About Erica Madsen
Erica Madsen, PE, LEED BD+C, is a mother of two girls and a Senior Project Manager for the Greenspace Division at Foresite Group. She graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Erica enjoys working with people, specifically coordinating with her colleagues, clients, other design team disciplines, and the public. Erica's passion to serve others inspires her to create amazing spaces for the good of the community.