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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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Forest Park Police Department Public Announcement

In order to maximize the presence of sworn personnel and to enhance the number of non-law enforcement contacts to our citizens and guests; effective Friday, November 22, 2019, the Forest Park Police Department will be secured between the hours of 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM Monday through Thursday and from 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM Friday through Monday.

It shall be noted that police services will not be interrupted; an intercom and camera system has been installed for public use which has direct contact to dispatch communications.

Please know that we strive daily to maximize our use of technology thereby enhancing our service delivery to our citizens and guests.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

City of Forest Park Sample Ballot

For an explanation of the Freeport Exemption question on the ballot, please read the Freeport Referendum Ballot Question Flyer on the Homepage.

Forest Park's Freeport Referendum Ballot Question

2019-2020 Operating Budget

City Directory (English/Spanish)


YES - 1,096
NO - 339

Sandra J. Bagley (Incumbent) -132
Hector Gutierrez - 139

Latresa Akins-Wells (Incumbent) - 317
Yasmin Julio - 294

Allan Mears (Incumbent) - 239
Jemila Ward - 123

Waste Management Residential Collection Schedule

All residences North of Forest Parkway will be collected as follows:

Trash Collection - Monday
Bulk Collection - Wednesday
Recycle Collection - Thursday

All residences South of Forest Parkway will be collected as follows:

Trash Collection - Tuesday
Bulk Collection - Wednesday
Recycle Collection - Friday

Employment Opportunities - Kroger Distribution Center @ Gillem

Americold/Atlas Logistics

Witron Logistics

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.

Shalonda Brown, City Clerk

Recent Announcements:

Main Street Brick Program

2018-19 Road Resurfacing Projects
2017 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
  • 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!

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

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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Monday, November 18

City Council Meeting
City Hall-Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting, 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Holiday Observance
City Government Closed

Friday, November 29

Thanksgiving Holiday Observance
City Government Closed

Monday, December 2

City Council Meeting
City Hall-Council Chamber
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Regular Meeting, 7:00pm

Saturday, December 7

Breakfast With Santa
Senior Center
5087 Park Avenue
8:00 am to 10:00 am

$1 Ages 12 and under
$2 Ages 13 and up

Monday, December 16

City Council Meeting
City Hall-Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00pm
Regular Meeting, 7:00 pm