The second phase of major improvements at Lake Tobesofkee has begun, and Macon-Bibb County celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, March 24. The site for the event was where brand new pickleball courts will soon be under construction. You can watch the groundbreaking event here. You can also see a photo album on our Facebook page.

This phase of improvements includes four new pickleball courts, enclosing the pavilion at Sandy Beach Park, renovating the pavilion at Claystone Park, renovating bathrooms at Claystone Park, and tearing down and replacing three smaller pavilions at Sandy Beach Park. $1,134,000 in funding from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is allocated for these upgrades.

“Improving two of our larger pavilions and rebuilding several more, while adding courts for the growing sport of pickleball, will bring more people to Lake Tobo and show them all there is to do out here,” says Mayor Lester Miller. “Macon-Bibb is a great place for outdoor recreation, and we have to invest in making sure we have the best facilities.”

“There is so much to do for people and families at Lake Tobesofkee, and it’s great to see the community’s investment in making what’s here better and making more things available,” says Donald Bracewell, Lake Tobesofkee Director. “We can’t wait to host pickleball tournaments and have groups use the new pavilions!”

This Groundbreaking follows the official opening of the first phase of improvements on March 11. At that time, the community celebrated new guardhouses at all three parks (Claystone, Arrowhead, and Sandy Beach), the new ranger station in Claystone Park (to replace the trailers that used to be the offices), and two restroom facilities in Claystone and Sandy Beach Parks. You can watch that event by clicking here and see pictures from it by clicking here.