Suwanee is a city in Gwinnett County, in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 8,725 at the 2000 Census. As of 2010, the population is approximately 15,355. Suwanee was the practicing home of the Atlanta Falcons football team from 1979 to 2001 and was voted among the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money in 2007. In 2012, Suwanee was rated the third best place in America for raising families by Kiplinger, and in 2013, Suwanee was identified as one of the nation's 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine.
Portions of Forsyth County and Fulton County also have Suwanee and its zip code (30024) as a mailing address.
Suwanee City Hall
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Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
The most widely known park in Suwanee, Georgia is the Town Center Park, a 10-acre (4.0 ha) park on Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. It is the venue for the community's special events, and contains an amphitheater that holds up to 1,000 audience members where numerous concerts and other various performances are held.
The Town Center Park has Gwinnett County's largest interactive fountain called the "Big Splash". The fountain has 43 jets and uses 1,400 US gallons (5,300 l; 1,200 imp gal) of water each minute. The water is recycled.
The park lies next to the Suwanee Public Library.
The Suwanee Creek Greenway is a hard-surfaced multipurpose 4-mile (6.4 km) trail with wooded areas and wildlife habitat. It is favored by walkers, joggers, bikers, etc.
The Suwanee Creek Park is an 85-acre (34 ha) park commonly used for family picnics and other reunions. It is connected to the Suwanee Creek Greenway.
Playtown Suwanee is a super playground built by 1,200 volunteers in 2004. It is known as "the playground my mommy and daddy built."
The Sims Lake Park was opened in 2008. It consists of a 7-acre (2.8 ha) lake with a looping trail surrounding it.
George Pierce Park is a 300-acre (120 ha) park with football, baseball, soccer, and softball fields, a fishing pond, hard- and soft-surfaced trails, picnic areas, a playground, outdoor basketball courts, and a senior center