The City of Cumming

  • Cumming City Hall

    The recently erected Cumming City Hall & Clock Tower has become the face of downtown Cumming. It's architecture is a modernized style reminiscent of the classic look and feel of old town Cumming. Inside, the walls tell the story of Cumming's past and present administration including a large collage of antique photographs. The City Hall hosts the City Council Chambers and administrative offices of several city departments.Read More
  • The Cumming Fairgrounds

    The Cumming Fairgrounds hosts a large spectrum of events from antique car shows to the annual Cumming Country Fair & Festival. Inside, you will find a variety of attractions and facilities including a quarter midget race track and a large, covered pavilion tailored to host events such as concerts, rodeos or large gatherings. Visit the official website for a calendar of events, booking, or any additional information. Visit Site
  • Lake Sidney Lanier

    Escape to Cumming's #1 tourist attraction, Lake Sidney Lanier, located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta off GA 400. Mary Alice Park is the ideal place for boating, water sports, fishing and family fun! Read More
  • Aquatic Center & Water Park

    Cumming's latest attraction is the Aquatic Center & Water Park. Inside you will find olympic swimming pools for training and competition. During the Spring and Summer we open the outdoor water park, suitable for kids of all ages! Classes such as swimming lessons, CPR and more are available year-round. For scheduled events and additional information visit the official Aquatic Center website. Visit Site
  • Veterans War Memorial

    Our Veteran's War Memorial stands as a monument to honor the soldiers of Forsyth County who served their country when duty called. Join us on these grounds for our annual Memorial Day Ceremonies. Read More
  • 4th of July Parade

    Cumming's longest standing tradition is the annual 4th of July Steam Engine Parade. This unique event draws a record number of participants, enthusiast and onlookers to celebrate our country's independence. Families, state-wide, find this to be the most thrilling event the city hosts! The colorful fanfare, food, and handfuls of candies fuel the excitement of the masses. The festivities begin mid-morning and end with a fireworks display at dusk.Read More
  • The Cumming Playhouse

    The playhouse hosts a variety of wholesome entertainment from plays to concerts and more. A fantastic night out for the family, with friends, or even school or church groups. Visit the official Cumming playhouse website to see this year's line-up of scheduled events, book your tickets online, or speak with a playhouse representative. Visit Site
  • The Brannon Heard House

    Cumming's newly-restored, historical landmark is now open and available to host your next private event. Let us host your wedding receptions, holiday parties, or other upcoming celebrations! Visit our official page for pricing and availability. Visit Site

Lake Alice Remediation Plan

Lake Alice Consent Order EPD-WQ-5476

Cool off this summer in Lake Lanier

Escape to Lake Sidney Lanier for some rest and recreation! Located just 40 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Lake Lanier is the perfect getaway for everyone. Highway 400 north delivers you to the doorstep of fun & relaxation. Exit 14 in Cumming places you in the center of our local hotels, shopping centers and boat/RV storage locations. Market Place Boulevard will lead directly to Mary Alice Park where you and your family will find beaches, grills, picnic tables, a pavilion and boat ramps to soak in a day in the sun, right here in beautiful Cumming, Georgia!

Although the community has had access to Lake Lanier via Mary Alice Park since its inception, the City of Cumming gained management rights by mean of a long term lease with the US Corp of Engineers.
This has allowed the City of Cumming to better maintain and enhance the beach facility making it a very popular spot for summer activities. Although greater development is not presently planned for the peninsula, it is a very promising piece of shoreline conducive to many options.

Lake Sidney Lanier
Mary Alice Park
1820 Mary Alice Park Road
Cumming, Georgia 30041
(770) 886-0635

Mary Alice is a Day Use Park with following rates: $4.00 per vehicle, $1.00 per person (pedestrian), buses $1.00 per person. 12 and under are free. Boat launching is $4.00. Annual Park Passes are available for $25.00. Mary Alice Park is a Seasonal Park. Seasonal Park Hours are from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm. Boat launching is open daily year round. Boat ramps must close if lake level is at 1059.5 or less.

Picnic Pavillion Rental

The Picnic Pavilion is available for reservations at Mary Alice Park and is operated by the City of Cumming. This pavilion is ideal for family reunions, birthday parties or company picnics. The picnic pavilion reservation fee is $75.00. The reservation fee does not include the day use fee at Mary Alice Park.

Call (770) 781-3491 for Pavilion Availability