PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
Macon-Bibb Recreation Department 150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive Macon, GA 31201
Brief History: The Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation Department was established in 1911, as the Macon Playground Association. In the 1950’s the Association merged with the Park’s Department to form the Macon Recreation and Parks Department. In 1969 the Department became known as the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department in order to service the entire county. The Department is charged with the responsibility of management and development of parks and recreation facilities and services for all citizens of the City of Macon and Bibb County. Clients Served:
- 150,000 +/- population of Bibb County and surrounding counties
- Residents of the City of Macon and Bibb County including Lizella and Payne City.
- Responsible for operations, maintenance, and capital improvements to 128 parks and recreation areas in Macon & Bibb County.
- Responsible for planning, design, and development of new parks and recreation facilities.
- Sports/Athletics; Instructional/Enrichment; Camps; Special Events; Special Populations (Senior Citizens and Physically/Mentally challenged); Interpretive/Environmental Education; Cultural Arts.
|Administrative Office||478-621-6280 751-9290-Fax|
|Bowden Golf Course||478-742-1610|
|John Drew Smith Tennis Center||478-954-6852|
|Tattnall Tennis Center||478-954-4445|
|East Macon Park||478-751-9271|
|Frank Johnson Community Center||478-751-9274|
|L. H. Williams Community Center||478-751-7037|
|North Macon Park||478-477-8526|
|Rosa Jackson Center||478-751-9169|
Below you will find links to our monthly newsletters, which contain information on special events, classes, workshops, and on going programs. For more information please contact the recreation center or recreation programmer at 478-621-6281. February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 August 2015 September 2015
Macon United Cheer Team
Macon United’s Cheer Competition Team won 6th place of nine teams competing this weekend (Jan 31st and Feb 1st, 2015) in the Atlanta Classic. This is MU’s first year of competition in the 14 & Under age group.
Riarus Dudley (22), Macon, Georgia native begun his boxing venture at Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation’s “Macon United” Boxing & Conditioning Club (3301 Roff Avenue, Macon, GA) just over a year ago. He diligently trained and conditioned with Coach Earnest Butts and Center Supervisor James Hand. In a little over a year Riarus has turned Pro and won his first tournament on October 18, 2015.
Congratulations on behalf of Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation and the Macon-Bibb community!
Macon Bibb County Residents and Visitors,
As the Director of Macon Bibb Parks and Recreation, I have challenged my staff to be a positive influence in the lives of our community. All of our sites have taken the “Commit to Health” pledge through the National Recreation and Park Association. This includes but is not limited to promoting healthy physical activity at all of our locations and providing healthier snacks for participants. We are very passionate about nutrition education and encouraging physical activity. The nutrition education component we are adding to our youth programs will ensure that children and their parents are well equipped to prepare and select healthier foods. We must exercise our due diligence by providing participants with opportunities to access healthier foods, engage in physical activity and making lifestyle changes. Our mission here at Macon Bibb Parks & Recreation is “to build healthy communities through people, parks and programs”. Nutrition education and resources that we offer will not only assist us in completing our mission, but will allow us to create and support lifestyle changes for our citizens. Please feel free to click the links below for resources or contact Dominique Lewis, Recreation Programmer, (firstname.lastname@example.org/478-621-6281) for additional nutrition education assistance.
Director of Macon Bibb Parks and Recreation
http://www.nrpa.org/committohealth/ -National Recreation & Park Association
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ – Choose My Plate
https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ – Alliance for a Healthier Generation
http://www.strong4life.com/ – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta