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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

News & Notes

2019-2020 REVISED Proposed Operating Budget (DRAFT)

City Directory (English/Spanish)

Food Truck Tuesdays!

Fun Fridays in The Park!

The following candidates have qualified for the City of Forest Park November 5, 2019 election:

Sandra J. Bagley (Incumbent)
Hector Gutierrez
Patricia Manley

Latresa Akins-Wells (Incumbent)
Yasmin Julio

Allan Mears (Incumbent)
Jemila Ward

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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Friday, September 20
Fun Fridays in the Park
Starr Park Amphitheater
Atlanta Party Fanatics
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Reserved tables seat 8 - $25, Vendor tables - $25
Payments accepted at City Hall - 745 Forest Pkwy

Friday, September 20
TRIAD Meeting
Senior Center
10:00 AM

Thursday, September 26
Forest Park Public Safety Festival
Starr Park
5:30 pm-8:00 pm

Thursday, September 26
URA Meeting, 5:00 pm
DA Meeting, 5:30 pm
DDA Meeting, 6:00 pm
City Hall-Council Chambers

Saturday, October 5

City of Forest Park Community-Wide Yard Sale
9:00 am-2:00 pm
10 x 10 spaces available for rental
$10 Residents
$20 Non-residents
Rain Date: October 12th

Call 404-363-2908 for additional information

Monday, October 7
City Council Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
Work Session, 6:00 PM
Regular Meeting, 7:00 PM

Monday, October 7
Last Day to register to vote for the November 5, 2019 Election

Monday, October 14

2019 Early Voting
October 14-November 1, 2019
City Hall
Monday-Friday       8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday, October 19

Autumn In The Park Festival
Food, Arts& Crafts, Games, Live Music & Family Fun
Rain Date: October 26th

Thursday, October 31
Magic of Halloween
Costume Contest, Games, Snacks, Tricks & Treats
Forest Park Recreation Center
Children Ages 2-12 years old FREE ADMISSION
6:00-8:00 pm