Three of the original parks were lost in the 20th century. One of these, Ellis Square, is currently being recovered. To me, it still looks like a mess however.
Most of the squares are tributes to war heroes or prominent politicians. Troup square is located about a minute from where I live. It was laid out in 1851 for Georgia Governor George Troup.
All the parks seem dog friendly and Troup Square even has its own dog fountain.
I'm not sure what square this actually is. I was walking around rather aimlessly and took a lot of pictures.
Pictures do not do this home justice. You'all just have to come down and see it for yerself.
And finally, we come to Forsyth park, the largest park in the historical district. This is a great place to jog, walk your dog, daydream or just be homeless. Its centerpiece is a massive fountain at the end of a very long walkway.I have been tempted to go swimming in the fountain but I'm sure that is frowned upon by the tourist board.