The East Macon Youth Baseball League and Macon-Bibb County will celebrate the start of Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center’s ( 3326 Ocmulgee East Boulevard ) second phase of improvements with a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.
“Thanks to the SPLOST, we are making the investment needed to provide our children with the facilities, fields, and greenspaces they deserve,” says Recreation Director Robert Walker.
This phase of improvements includes a new entrance for the building to reflect the new entrances created at other centers, better handicap accessibility, new restrooms, renovation of the entire interior to make the space more usable, new concessions stand and bathrooms at the baseball fields, widening the drive into the facility, and more. This work is being funded by approximately $1.2 million from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).
A Master Plan for Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center was created after three public meetings were held to determine what the community wanted at this site. Community meetings were also held to develop master plans and identify needed improvements at Central City Park, Frank Johnson Community Center, Freedom Park, Memorial Gymnasium, Rosa Jackson Community Center, and the new South Bibb Recreation Center.
In the first phase of improvements, the Center received new sidewalks, a new t-ball field, a rebuilt concession stands, new fencing, and upgrades to the storm drainage system and the scoring boxes. This phase cost $300,000 and was paid for with funds from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).