Parks and Recreation
Recreation alters services & schedules
The Administration Office in Central City Park will be closed to the public
Each day, staff will post a health and wellness video posted 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from an individual recreation center’s Facebook page. A new schedule will be released each week for people to pick which they’d like to attend, and all videos will be available for later viewing on the respective pages. Classes began March 23 with a Morning Chair Exercise led by the Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center.
To follow the recreation centers on Facebook, click on one of the following links: Bloomfield-Gilead Recreation Center, Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center, Frank Johnson Recreation Center, L.H. Williams Recreation Center, Memorial Park Recreation Center, Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center, Rosa Jackson Recreation Center, South Bibb Recreation Center, and Theron Ussery Park Community Center.
All tennis and pickleball facilities are closed to the public.
Director: Robert Walker
Parks & Recreation Department
150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
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.
- 150,000 +/- population of Bibb County and surrounding counties
- Residents of the City of Macon and Bibb County including Lizella and Payne City.
Sports/Athletics; Instructional/Enrichment; Camps; Special Events; Special Populations (Senior Citizens and Physically/Mentally challenged); Interpretive/Environmental Education; Cultural Arts.
- 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.
Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Pool
Bloomfield: 4115 Lions Place
Delores A Brooks: 3326 Ocmulgee East Boulevard
Frank Johnson: 2227 Mercer University Drive
Memorial: 2465 Second Street
Booker T. Washington: 391 Monroe Street
South Bibb: 7035 Houston road
Freedom Park: 3301 Roff Ave
Tuesday through Friday 1 pm – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Pools are closed on Sunday and Monday
Daisy Park: 970 Daisy Park
Freedom Park: 3301 Roff Ave
Filmore Thomas: 3793 Log Cabin Drive
COMING SOON-SOUTH BIBB
Word from the Director
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.Robert Walker
Director of Macon Bibb Parks and Recreation
RENTAL & FORMS
RENTAL PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
To rent a space in a Macon-Bibb County Recreation Center or a Recreation Center Pavilion, the event organizer must go to the appropriate recreation center. You can find the contact information for each center under the “Contact Us” tab above.
To rent a Macon-Bibb County Park/Pavilion, the event organizer must go to the Recreation Department’s Administrative Offices at 150 Willie Smokey Glover Drive, Macon, Georgia 31201 (Central City Park – across from the Round Building). If the date is available, the organizer must fill out the Rental Agreement completely and return it to the appropriate staff member, along with the required Payment.
There will be NO penciling in a date. To reserve a date, the fee MUST be paid.
No reservation will be taken over the telephone. All reservations MUST be completed in person.
Reservations will be documented as first-come, first-serve. The first group to complete the application and pay the fee will have rented the requested property.
**Rental applicants MUST be at least 21 years of age.**
- Visit the rental space you want to rent.
- Complete the application and immediately pay the necessary payment.
- Failure to complete the application or make the payment immediately cancels the booking.
Unless noted, the established rates are for an eight (8) hour period.
Recreation Centers (in alphabetical order):
|Bloomfield Park||(478) 781 – 6000|
|Delores A. Brooks||(478) 751 – 9271|
|Frank Johnson||(478) 751 – 9274|
|Freedom Park||(478) 751 – 9248|
|John Drew Smith Tennis Center||(478) 216 – 5939|
|L. H. Williams Community Center||(478) 751 – 7063|
|Memorial Park||(478) 751 – 9210|
|Rosa Jackson Center||(478) 751 – 9169|
|Senior Center||(478) 803 – 4152|
|South Bibb||(478) 788 – 0430|
|Tattnall Tennis Center||(478) 216 – 5909|
|Theron Ussery Park||(478) 477 – 8526|