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The City of Forest Park, Georgia is located in northern Clayton County, nine miles south of the City of Atlanta. With convenient access to Interstates 75 and 285, and being just five miles east of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Forest Park has an advantageous geographic location in the southern metropolitan region. View Map

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Qualifying Candidates for the 2017 General Election

The candidates listed below have qualified for the following seats:

Mayor
Angelyne Butler
David Lockhart (I)

City Council (Ward 1)
Kimberly James
Thomas (Tommy) Smith (I)

City Council (Ward 2)
Dabouze Antoine (I)
Carl Evans
Marlene Larson

Early Voting and General Election Key Dates

October 10 - Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election

October 16 - Advanced In-Person Voting begins for the November General Election
Location:  Forest Park City Hall 745 Forest Parkway
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

October 28 - Saturday Voting
Location:  Forest Park City Hall 745 Forest Parkway
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

November 7 - General Election
Location:  Recreation Department
803 Forest Parkway
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

 

 

New Community Resource
The City of Forest Park Planning, Building and Zoning Department is pleased to announce a new resource to the community. The resource is entitled "CommunityView".

CommunityView™ is an online mapping application for the public that lets the City of Forest Park share property, municipal and community information. From the easy-to-use map in CommunityView, residents and businesses can access a wide range of useful information such as property lines, property information, zoning maps, municipal services, community amenities and much more. 

Constituents can quickly search for properties and see detailed information, zoom and pan the map, view high resolution aerial imagery, access government data layers, and print maps and data summaries.
CommunityView gives the public instant access to pertinent City of Forest Park data to save time in answering property and community questions, and to enhance overall awareness of community amenities. 

You can view it at the following URL:
http://maps.digitalmapcentral.com/production/VECommunityView/cities/ForestPark/index.aspx

National Night Out

The Police Department is now accepting vendor applications for this year's National Night Out on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Starr Park.  Events are focused on crime prevention and drug awareness.  The community is invited to attend.  For more information or to register your business, email CYermack@forestparkpd.com.

Starr Park and Neighborhood Master Plan Survey

The City of Forest Park’s Recreation& Leisure Department in collaboration with Planning, Building and Zoning Department would like your input to help determine park and recreation priorities for our community.  This survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate your time.


English Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/starrparkeng

 

Spanish Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/starrparkspn


Georgia Open Records Requests to City of Forest Park:

The City Clerk of the City of Forest Park is designated in the City Code as the custodian of all City records. All written Georgia Open Records Requests must be submitted to the City Clerk. Written requests may be submitted by mail, fax, or email. Three-day response period begins when the City Clerk actually receives the request.

Michael Blandenburg, City Clerk mblandenburg@forestparkga.org

Recent Announcements:

Main Street Brick Program

Road Resurfacing Projects

Submit a Tip - Forest Park Police Department

The Forest Park Police Department is pleased to announce its use of TipSoft to allow community members to anonymously provide tips to the Police Department either online or by text message.

When submitting a tip using a cell phone:

  • Text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)
  • Start your message with the agency keyword FPPD plus your message. Standard rates may apply.

When submitting a tip using the web:

  • Click on the Submit a Tip link on the Forest Park Police Facebook page or select the tipsoft web link at www.forestparkga.org
  • Fill out the form and submit your crime tip

Tips submitted through these methods are encrypted, entirely confidential, completely anonymous, and they are immediately and securely transmitted.

We look forward to receiving your tips, but remember if there is an emergency, always dial 911 so that Police and Emergency Services can respond as quickly as possible!

https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1294

Forest Park

The City of Forest Park is now accepting applications for Police Officers.

Pay Range $38K-$45K
Great Benefits
For additional information or to download an application, please visit http://www.forestparkga.org/pdf/police/Police%20Officer%20Application.pdf

Main Street Redevelopment

Phase I of the LCI Main Street Downtown Streetscape Project has been completed. The project consisted of constructing brick paver handicap accessible sidewalks, landscaping, bicycle racks, trash receptacles, benches, and decorative pedestrian lighting on Main Street. The realignment of College/Ash/Main Street is the location for the new Town Center complete with a water fountain and town clock. This project is the catalyst for the overall redevelopment of Main Street.

Phase II of the Main Street Streetscape project, which will terminate at Highway 54 (Jonesboro Road) is in the engineering phase.

More on this Project »

The City of Forest Park has recently upgraded its emergency notification system. The City of Forest Park is now using CODERED Emergency Notification System and it is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications and the distribution of information considered to be important. Learn More »

The Recycling Center

continues to be open for your convenience Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon. You may bring paper goods including newspaper, magazines, phone books, and cardboard as well as metals, plastics, aluminum, and appliances. If you do not want to put your small yard debris in the paper recycle bags, you may always bring them and your longer limbs (limited no bigger in diameter than 4" and one pickup truck load) to the Recycling Center free. Click Here for More

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Calendar

Thursday, September 21
Urban Redevelopment Agency
Special Called Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
5:00 PM

Tuesday, September 26
Food Truck Tuesday
Starr Park
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday, September 26
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Starr Park
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, September 28
Urban Redevelopment Agency, 5:00 PM
Development Authority, 5:30 PM
City Hall - Council Chambers

Saturday, September 30
5K Fun Run/Walk
Kiddie Run, 8:00 AM
Aerobic Warm Up, 8:15 AM
5K Run/Walk, 8:30 AM
For more information, call 404-363-2908.

Monday, October 2
City Council Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00 PM
The Regular Meeting begins immediately after the Work Session.

Tuesday, October 3
Food Truck Tuesdays
Starr Park
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 7
Community-Wide Yard Sale
Starr Park
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(Rain Date - October 14th)
For more information, call 404-363-2908.

Tuesday, October 10
Food Truck Tuesdays
Starr Park
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monday, October 16
City Council Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00 PM
The Regular Meeting begins immediately after the Work Session.

Thursday, October 19
Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Police Department - Courtroom
6:00 PM

Friday, October 20
TRIAD
Senior Center
10:00 AM

Saturday, October 21
Autumn in the Park Festival
Starr Park
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(Rain Date - October 28th)
For more information, call 404-363-2908.

Thursday, October 26
Urban Redevelopment Agency, 5:00 PM
Development Authority, 5:30 PM
City Hall - Council Chambers

Tuesday, October 31
Magic of Halloween
Recreation Center
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Children ages 2 - 12 years old.
Fee: .50 cents per child

Monday, November 6
City Council Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00 PM
The Regular Meeting begins immediately after the Work Session.

Thursday, November 16
Urban Redevelopment Agency, 5:00 PM
Development Authority, 5:30 PM
City Hall - Council Chambers

Monday, November 20
City Council Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00 PM
The Regular Meeting begins immediately after the Work Session.

Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Holiday
City Offices Closed

Friday, November 24
Thanksgiving Holiday
City Offices Closed

Monday, December 4
City Council Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00 PM
The Regular Meeting begins immediately after the Work Session.

Thursday, December 14
Urban Redevelopment Agency, 5:00 PM
Development Authority, 5:30 PM
City Hall - Council Chambers

Monday, December 18
City Council Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00 PM
The Regular Meeting begins immediately after the Work Session.