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PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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Director: Reggie Moore

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE:

Macon-Bibb County

Parks & Recreation Department

150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive

Macon, Georgia  31201

P: 478-621-6280

F: 478-751-9290

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.

Park Services:

  • 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.

Programs Offered:

  • Sports/Athletics; Instructional/Enrichment; Camps; Special Events; Special Populations (Senior Citizens and Physically/Mentally challenged); Interpretive/Environmental Education; Cultural Arts.

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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, (dlewis@maconbibb.us/478-621-6281) for additional nutrition education assistance.

Reginald Moore

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

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 be rented the requested property.

**Rental applicants MUST be at least 21 years of age.**

Process:

(1) Visit the rental space you want to rent.

(2) Complete the application and immediately pay the necessary payment.

(3) 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.

 

Upcoming Rentals:

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES: 478-621-6280                751-9290 – Fax
Bowden Golf Course 478-742-1610
Cemeteries 478-751-9119
Lake Tobesofkee Sandra – 478-474-8771
Park Rentals Nancy – 478-621-6280
Special Permits Robert – 478-621-6279
TENNIS CENTERS:
John Drew Smith Tennis Center 478-954-6852
Tattnall Tennis Center 478-954-4445
RECREATION CENTERS:
Bloomfield Park 478-781-6000
East Macon Park 478-751-9271
Frank Johnson Community Center 478-751-9274
Freedom Park 478-751-9248
L. H. Williams Community Center 478-751-7037
Memorial Park 478-751-9210
North Macon Park 478-477-8526
Rosa Jackson Center 478-751-9169
Senior Center 478-751-2790

Street Address: 4115 Lions Place, Macon, Georgia 31206


Telephone: (478) 781-6000


Hours of Operation: 

Monday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm


Amenities: Picnic areas, playground, restrooms, pool, football field,  & more!


Pet Policy: Pets must be leashed at all times.


Events:  Halloween Haunted House, Fall Festival

Street Address: 3111 Millerfield Road, Macon, GA 31211


Telephone: (478) 742-1610


Hours:
 8:00am – 6:00pm (Fall;Winter) 8:00am – 9:00pm (Spring;Summer)

 

Amenities: 18 Hole Course


Pet Policy: No pets allowed.

Home to Macon’s historic Luther Williams Field, the heart of Cherry Blossom Festival events, and the original home of the Georgia State Fair, Central City Park was Macon’s first public park. Still Macon’s largest park, stretching along the levee at the southernmost end of Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, the level terrain makes Central City Park ideal for hosting tournaments, festivals and special events. The beautiful natural setting features playground areas for children, picnic areas large enough to accommodate group outings, and a gazebo for perfect “photo ops.”

During Cherry Blossom and fair days, the park comes alive with Frisbee dog contests, pink pancake breakfasts, live concerts, amusement rides, and fair food. From baseball games to church picnics to larger festivals, Central City Park is home to many iconic moments.

Historic Luther Williams Field has also served as a film location for “Trouble With The Curve” starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.

Street Address:  150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive Macon, GA 31202


Telephone: 478-621-6280


Hours: Daily, sunrise to sunset


Disability/ stroller access: Easily accessible with strollers and wheelchairs.


Amenities: Luther Williams Baseball Field. Picnic Shelters, playgrounds, walking trails, picnic tables, grills, a gazebos, and softball/ baseball fields.


Pet Policy: Leashed pets are welcome.


Signature Events: Annual Cherry Blossom Festival (March); Friends Of The Library Old Book Sale (March), Halloween Trunk or Treat

Central City Park Location:

Nestled in the heart of the College Hill Corridor with easy access to I-75, the Macon Dog Park is a fully-fenced City block with areas for both small and large dogs. A small stream runs through the center, and there is a new agility-training course, along with a small pavilion, picnic tables, water fountains (for people and furry friends), and park benches.

 

Street Address: 831 Adams St, Macon, GA 31201


Telephone: (478) 621-6280


Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm (Fall;Winter) 8:00am – 9:00pm (Spring;Summer)


Amenities: River, benches, dog ramp, pavilion & more!


Pet Policy: All pets are welcome. We have a separate area for small dogs.


Events: Yappy Hour

Macon Dog Park Location:

East Macon Park

Street Address: 3326 Ocmulgee E Blvd, Macon, GA 31217


Telephone: (478) 751-9271


Hours of Operation: 

Monday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm


Amenities: Picnic areas, pavilion, tennis courts, playground, restrooms, pool with slide, walking trail, BMX course & more!


Pet Policy: Pets must be leashed at all times.


Events:  Adaptive Programming

East Macon Recreation Center Location:

Frank Johnson Recreation Center:

John Drew Smith Tennis Center:

Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area Location:

Arrowhead Park Location

Memorial Recreation Center Location:

North Macon Recreation Center Location:

Rosa Jackson Recreation Center Location:

Senior Center - February 2017

Street Address: 3326 Ocmulgee E Blvd, Macon, GA 31217


Telephone: (478) 751-9271


Hours of Operation: 

Monday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Tuesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm


Amenities: Picnic areas, pavilion, tennis courts, playground, restrooms, pool with slide, walking trail, BMX course & more!


Pet Policy: Pets must be leashed at all times.


Events:  Adaptive Programming

Senior Center Location:

Street Address: Corner College & Oglethorpe Streets (31207)


Telephone: (478) 954-4445


Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm (Fall;Winter) 8:00am – 9:00pm (Spring;Summer)


Amenities: Picnic areas/ shelter, playground, restrooms, tennis courts, field for pickup sports, fountain, pavilion & more!


Pet Policy: Pets must be leashed at all times.


Events:  Earth Day, Juneteenth Celebration, Kids Day Out, Big Screen Movie Nights,  Mulberry Street Market, Macon Octoberfest Make-End Maker Festival, & many more!

Tattnall Square Park Location:

Tattnall Tenis Center Location:

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