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Amerson Water Works Park - Things To Do: 180 acres of this land to be redeveloped by NewTown Macon as a passive park. This area is almost twice the size of Central City Park. It includes a prehistoric natural lake, miles of riverfront, a large open meadow, and wooded trails. It currently houses the magnificent Atlanta Gas Light picnic pavilion complete with 12 picnic tables, the only handicap-usable playground in Middle Georgia, built by the Bibb County Medical Society and the Junior League of Macon, a canoe launch, miles of trails. The unique Porter Pavilion offers beautiful River overlooks. The Porter Pavilion is the only Park facility with power, serving as the perfect setting for outdoor concerts, parties, and other special events. Open every day of the week from 9am till 7pm, and by appointment for school field trips and groups during other times. Private rental opportunities are also available. $3 parking fee. Those that choose to bike or walk and families with children with special needs will not be charged. To inquire about a VIP pass for children with special needs, please call. Annual passes are available. Phone: 478-722-9909 - Address: 2600 Riverview Road, Macon, Georgia
Arrowhead Park - Things To Do: Clean, spacious Camping and RV sites and beach. Campsites that can accommodate tent or RV campers withfull electrical and water hook-ups, as well as disposal stations for sanitary purposes. Lakefront or lakeview sites are available along with boat ramps, beach, clean bath facilities, coin operated laundries and a full-time staff of park rangers for your convenience and safety. The campgrounds also offer permanent charcoal grills and picnic tables for campers. The site can accomodate any size recreational vehicle. The park offers a small swimming beach and children’s playground near the campground. Sandy Beach Park Located on Moseley Dixon Road. Seasonal operation, Fri - Sun 9 a.m.-7 p.m Open year round from 6 am – 10 pm. Phone: 478-935-2302 - Location: Columbus Rd. Macon, Georgia 31220
Becky Cummings Park - Things To Do: Neighborhood park with a playground, multipurpose court and open space for children to play. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Location: Atkins Drive and Hardy Pl., Macon, Georgia
B. F. Merritt Park - City Park at Pierce Ave. and Vineville Ave., Macon, Georgia
Bloomfield Park - Things To Do: Swimming events, softball and baseball leagues. The center is busy during summer months with the Macon Waves swimming competitions. It also has an indoor gym, picnic shed, playgrounds, walking trails, and extensive softball and baseball fields. Other amenities include: picnic areas - shelter, playground, restrooms, softball / baseball, tennis courts, trails, volleyball courts, rental opportunities, League Play, lake and pool. Open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. All Parks close at 12 midnight. Park is an alcohol and drug free facilities by City Ordinance. Phone: 478-781-6000 - Located: 4115 Lions Place, off Rocky Creek Road, Macon, Georgia
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Briarcliff Park - City Park at Walls Rd. and Briarcliff Cr., Macon, Georgia
Central City Park - Things To Do: N oted for the annual Georgia State Fair in September, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in March, the 7 field softball complex and Luther Williams Baseball Stadium. The Park is utilized year-round for picnics, birthday parties, family reunions, class reunions, company-group outings, concerts, festivals, walks, and many other events. The Park has picnic shelters, playgrounds, walking trail, open space, picnic tables and grills, gazebo, buildings for rent, midway area, a 7 field softball complex and Luther Williams baseball field. Motor coach parking available and handicap accessible. Central City Skatepark offers Skateboarding and In-Line Skating. The Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices are located at Central City Park. Open year-round - Phone: 478-751-9280 - Location: 150 Willie Smokie Glover Blvd., Macon, Georgia (off Lower Walnut St)
Cherry Street Plaza - City Park at Cherry St., Macon, Georgia
Claystone Park - Things To Do:Open year round and offers clean, spacious campsites that can accommodate tent or RV campers. Campsites are paved and will accomodate any size recreational vehicle. Available for public rentals, an enclosed, climate controlled pavilion with a beautiful view of the beach and lake. The pavilion is a popular site for business meetings, family reunions and private parties. Park features covered picnic pavilions, clean and well maintained grounds and ample restroom facilities. Claystone has large beaches and children's playgrounds. Open: 6 am – 10 pm. Location: Claystone is located on Mosley Dixon Road near I-475, Macon, Georgia. Directions: Adjacent to a full service marina and a lake-view restaurant. Park Map
Confederate Monument - City Park at Second St. and Cotton Ave., Macon, Georgia
Coleman Hill Park - Things To Do: Premier parks for events and weddings because of its location and the view of downtown Macon. It has lots of open space and a small band stand for performances. Also has picnic areas and rental opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: At the intersections of Georgia Ave, Bond St and Spring St across from Mercer University Law School.
Daisy Park - Things To Do: Neighborhood park with picnic area and shelter, and several Basketball Courts with benches. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: At the intersection of Forsyth Street and Orange Street across from the Medical Center.
Flowers at Georgia Park
East Macon Park - Community Center - Things To Do: Meeting rooms, game room, gym, playground, outdoor basketball court, swimming pool withwaterslide, tennis courts, picnic sheds, hiking and biking trail, BMX Dirt Bike course, tennis courts and picnic sheds. The only park in Bibb County that offers facilities that are specifically designed for cycling and hiking. The park operates a BMX bike trail and BMX Dirt Bike course for people interested in what has now become known as Extreme Sports, or it can be used for novice level use. The park also has a nature trail that can be used for nature hiking or biking. Phone: 478-751-9271 - Address: 3326 Ocmulgee East Blvd. Macon, Georgia 31201
Filmore Mallard Thomas, Sr. Park - The site of the old Durr's Lake skating rink and bowling ally and features a 10 acre fishing pond. It is the future location of a Community Center for the Bellevue neighborhood with a playground for children, picnic tables and grills, basketball courts and trails. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located Log Cabin Drive, Macon, Georgia
Fort Hawkins - Macon's Birthplace - Note: Open by appointment only
Things To Do and History: Established in 1806 by President Thomas Jefferson and Indian Agent Col. Benjamin Hawkins as an official U.S. Army Fort and Indian Factory for trading and meeting with Native Americans. It overlooked the ancient Indian Mounds of the "Old Fields" held sacred by the Muskogee Creek Nation, the Ocmulgee River, the Lower Creek Pathway that became the Federal Road connecting Washington, D.C. to Mobile and New Orleans, and the future site of Macon founded across the river 17 years later.

Fort Hawkins played an important role in Native Relations and Homeland Security as the gateway to the west in our Nation's rapidly expanding frontier. Andrew Jackson visited the Fort and used it successfully as a staging area for the War of 1812's Battle of New Orleans as well as the Creek and Seminole Wars. After the frontier moved further westward and Macon was founded in 1823, the Fort was decommissioned in 1828.

Since then, Macon has strived to preserve this important national and local historical landmark as evidenced by impassioned pleas in the local paper beginning in 1828 and continuing throughout the years. In the 1930's due to the efforts of the Nathaniel Macon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a replica of Fort Hawkins southeastern blockhouse was reconstructed on the exact site of the original using some of the fort's original stones in the basement section. The Fort originally had a tall log palisade surrounding a 1- 2 acre complex complete with many living and working quarters as well as another blockhouse on the northwest corner.

Archaeological evidence conducted in 2005 by the Fort Hawkins Commission has further proven that Fort Hawkins is indeed a "national treasure." The Commission is dedicated to study this rich archaeological resource carefully with the dream of rebuilding the historic fort and providing further education through living history about this important part of early American history. The Commission opens the blockhouse throughout the year for special events and hosts a patriotic 4th of July Celebration every year. Open By Appointment. Rental and tours opportunities.
Phone
: 478-751-7260, 478-742-3003 - Location: Emery Highway @ Fort Hill & Maynard Sts.
Frank Johnson Park & Recreation Center - Things To Do: Community Center with meeting rooms, game room, gym, swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, baseball field, outdoor basketball courts, and picnic shed. Phone: 478-751-9274 - Address: 2227 Mercer University Dr., Macon, Georgia
Freedom Park - Community Center - Things To Do: Meeting rooms, game room, gym, swimming pool, Liberty Lake, baseball-softball fields, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, walking trail, and picnic trail. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Open Saturday, 12 noon-5 p.m. Phone: 478-751-9248 - Address: 3301 Roff Ave., Macon, Georgia 31204
Gateway Park - Things To Do: A part of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. It is one of the premier downtown parks for walks, weddings, and other special events. There is an interactive water fountain for children as well as an overlook/bandstand that looks out over the Ocmulgee River. Jazz on the Dock is a very popular program that has been anchored at Gateway Park. Other amenities include picnic aras and rental opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located at Riverside Datt Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, Georgia 31201
Henderson Stadium - Things To Do: 8400 Seating Capacity, 500 parking spaces, regulation size grass-surface football field, locker rooms, teams, showers and restrooms. Phone: 478-765-8550 Located on Anthony Road, Macon, Georgia Georgia
Henry Burns Park - Things To Do: Tennis court, 2 playgrounds, swing sets, other play equipment for kids and picnic areas. Rental Opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located at the ntersection of Ridge Ave and Ingleside Dr, Macon, Georgia
Hillcrest Park - Things To Do: Baseball and softball field, league play, basketball courts, picnic area with tables and grills, concession stand with restrooms, playground and rental opportunities. Restrooms, Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: Hillcrest Avenue, Macon, Georgia
Jackson Springs Park - Things To Do: Passive park with benches, flower garden, picnic areas, trails and a stream running along side. It will be connected to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail through a trail leading from the park to the OHT by way of Glenridge Ct. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: 998 Nottingham Drive in the Shirley Hills neighborhood, Macon, Georgia 31211
John Drew Smith Tennis Center - Things To Do: A 24 hard-court lighted complex that has hosted numerous tennis tournaments from City championships to professional tour events. The facility is noted as one of the top 25 public municipal facilities in the nation by Tennis magazine and the United States Tennis Association. The Center offers everything for the tennis enthusiast from lessons to novice tournaments to USTA rated leagues. There is a nominal charge to use the courts. A professional staff is there waiting to help you.Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 8:30a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 12 noon - 7 p.m. Hours may vary according to seasonal demand. Call for fees and more info. Phone: 478-474-5075 - Address: 3280 North Ingle Place, Macon, Georgia
Kings Park - Things To Do: Youth basketball courts for ages 5 - 12 and adult courts for ages 13 and up. Other park amenities include a baseball pratice field, beach volleyball court, playground with swing sets, horse shoes, picnic areas with tables, grills, a picnic shelter and rental opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located at Kings Park Subdivision off Mogal Road, Macon, Georgia
Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area - Things To Do: Nearly 1,800 acres in size. The 6-mile long lake has 35 miles of shoreline that hold the promise of largemouth, striped and hybrid bass, crappie and catfish. Located just outside Macon's city limits, Lake Tobesofkee is a year-round recreation area covering nearly 1800 acres with 35 miles of shoreline. Three parks, each with a white sandy beach offer such activities as swimming, fishing, boating, tennis, a children's playground, boat ramps, camping, water skiing, sailing, picnic areas, and an enclosed party pavilion. Two of the parks (Claystone & Arrowhead) offer campsites with modern conveniences. Pets are allowed. Open year-round. Phone: 478-474-8770 - Location: 6600 Mosley Dixon Road, Macon, Georgia 31220
Lake Wildwood - Phone: 478-477-1313 -Located on Club House Road, Macon, Georgia
L. H. Williams Community School Center - Things To Do: Community School with gym, playground, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, and picnic shed. Phone: 478-751-7036 - Address: 325 Pursley Street, Macon, Georgia
Lynmore Estates Park - Things To Do: A playground, picnic tables and grills, shelter, open space, baseball/softball backstop, swing set and rental opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Locatedat the Intersection of Mead Road and San Carlos Drive, Macon, Georgia
Macon-Bibb Senior Center - Things To Do: Meeting rooms, game room, computer lab, arts & craft room, and administrative offices. Phone: 478-751-2790 - Address: 1283 Adams St, Macon, Georgia
Mattie Hubbard Jones Park - Things To Do: A playground, tennis courts, picnic shelter, tennis courts, basketball court, restrooms, open space and rental opportunities.
Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: Second St., Macon, GA- across from L. H. Williams School
Memorial Park - Community Center - Things To Do: Community Center with meeting rooms, game room, gym, swimming pool, outdoor basketball court, baseball field, playground and picnic shed. Phone: 478-751-9210 - Address: 2465 Second Street, Macon, Georgia
Mulberry Street Park - Things To Do: Used for downtown events for various agencies, the Board of Education events at the Grand and other agencies and groups. Park is located on Mulberry Street across from the Grand Opera House and is one of the Departments downtown parks. Also has tennis courts and rental opportunities. Phone: 478-745-8601 - Address: 719 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201-2601
Murphy Park - Things To Do: Playground, swing set, open space and rental opportunities.
Phone
: 478-751-9280 - Located: Between Ingleside Ave and Wildwood Dr, Macon, Georgia
North Macon Park - Community Center - Things To Do: meeting rooms, game room, gym, playground, walking trail, baseball-softball fields, and picnic sheds. Phone: 478-477-8526 - Location: 889 Wimbish Rd, Macon, Georgia 31210
Ocmulgee Heritage Trail - Things To Do: Fountains, Boat Launch, Canoe, Fishing, Picnic, Playgrounds, Running, Shelters, Trailheads, Swimming, Biking, Overlooks, bird watching , Parking, and Restrooms. The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is the only riverside trail and park system in Middle Georgia. Easily accessible from Interstates 16 and 75 and downtown Macon, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail provides a peaceful respite from the bustle of urban life. The Trail is also a cultural resource that connects people and places to celebrate our shared history of life along the Ocmulgee River. Many of our community’s historic treasures can be discovered along the Trail: the Ocmulgee National Monument, historic Rose Hill Cemetery and Macon’s original water works. And, on any given day, people of all walks of life can share at least one thing in common – the pleasure of recreating and relaxing on the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. Phone: 478-722-9909 - Address: 479 Cherry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201
Ocmulgee National Monument - Things To Do: From ice age to space age, it is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserved a continuous record of human life in the SE from the earliest times to the present. Its more than 12,000 years of human diversity of natural and cultural resources combined that provides an abundance of reasons to visit. Click on link above for pictures and more information.
Phone: 478-752-8257 - Address: Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Hwy, Macon, GA
Riverview Park - Things To Do: A playground and a swing set. Phone: 478-751-9280
Located: Riverview Road, Macon, Georgia
Rosa Park and Community Center - Things To Do: Meeting rooms, game room, playground, outdoor basketball court, and picnic shed. Phone: 478-751-9169 - Address: 1121 Maynard Street, Macon, Georgia 31217
Sanctuary Skatepark of Macon - Things To Do: A one-stop provider of fun for he family in Georgia. Phone: 478-742-7124 - Address: 180 Willie Smokie Glover, Macon, Georgia 31201
Sandy Creek Beach Park - Things To Do: Covered picnic pavilions, clean and well maintained grounds and ample restroom facilities. Sandy Beach Park has large beaches with a children’s playground. Sandy Beach also offers lighted tennis courts and a softball field for public use. The Beaches are topped with pure, white sand. Each beach is staffed with lifeguards during the summer season and Tobesofkee can boast of the largest and finest beaches outside the actual coast itself. Sandy Beach is the location of several special events throughout the year. These events include personal watercraft races, triathlons, relay for life events, concerts, and fireworks shows. Open: Sandy Beach is a seasonal day use park open generally Friday through Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Hours are from 9 am until 7 pm.
Location
: On Mosley Dixon Road near I-475, Macon, Georgia - Sandy Creek Beach Park Map
Sara Young Willis Park - Things To Do: Walking trail, 2 playgrounds, picnic tables open space, nature trail, parking area, landscape fountain, and rental opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located off Houston Road in South Bibb County
South Macon Park - Things To Do: Park is frequently utilized during summer months by families looking for a park that is out of the way and not heavily used. The park has 2 softball fields, a playground, picnic tables and grills and plenty of open space for relaxing and communing with nature. Picnic Areas and Picnic Shelter, Playground, Restrooms, Softball-Baseball, Rental Opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: off Guy Paine Road in South Macon, Georgia
Tattnal Square Park- Things To Do: Tattnal Square Park is noted for its tranquil beauty in an historic intown neighborhood. The Park is utilized year-round by the citizens of Macon for picnicing, tennis, family reunions, class reunions, and other events. The Parks has picnic shelter, playgrounds, walking trail, restrooms, Tattnal Tennis Center, and extensive open space. Call for operating hours and program information. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: at at the intersections of Oglethorpe Street/College Street/Coleman Avenue/Adams Street, Macon, Georgia
Tattnall Square Tennis Center - Things To Do: Twelve lighted courts. Municipal park - city regulations apply. Call for rates and more information. Phone: 478-751-9196 - Located at Oglethorpe & College St., Macon, Georgia
Third Street Park - Things To Do: A median park that used for numerous special events from the Cherry Blossom Festival to the Tour de Georgia, picnics, musical events or just for a leisurely stroll in downtown amist the many beautiful Yoshino Cherry trees. Rental opportunities available. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located in downtown Macon between Cherry Street and Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia
Unionville Park - Phone: 478-751-9274 - Address: 2227 Mercer University Dr, Macon, GA
Village Green Park - Things To Do: 2 parks across the street from each other with one having a playgroud, picnic shelter, football/soccer field, softball and baseball field, open space and the other park across the street with basketball courts. Each park is well lighted with permiter security lights. Rental opportunities are available. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: At the intersection of Village Green Drive and Leone Drive in the Village Green Subdivision, Macon, GA
Washington Park - Things To Do: Serenity with beautiful flower gardens, picnic areas, waterfall, water floom that surrounds the park and rental opportunities. Great for outdoor weddings just about every weekend out of the year. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located: At the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Street, Macon, Georgia
West Macon Park - Things To Do: Well used for its baseball and softball leagues. West Macon Little League operates the park for league play during the summer and fall months. In addition to baseball and softball fields the park also has a playground picnic area, picnic Shelter, concession stand, and extensive practice areas and restrooms. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located off Mercer University Drive, Macon Georgia
William Bartram Trail - Address: 1207 Emery Highway, Macon Georgia 31217
Williams Park - Things To Do: T-ball field, playground, picnic shelter, softball and baseball league play, park benches and grills and rental opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Located at Pansy Avenue, Macon, Georgia
Willingham Court Park - Things To Do: A playground, picnic areas, open space, basketball court and rental opportunities. Phone: 478-751-9280 - Location: off Main Street, Willingham Ct., Macon, Georgia
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