Parks and Recreation
The Administration Office in Central City Park is open Monday-Friday, 8:30a-5:30p.
Recreation Centers: Mon-Fri 11 am – 8 pm and Saturdays 9 am – 3 pm
The E L Senior Center: Mon- Fri 9 am – 4:30 pm
Kings Park Community Center: Mon-Fri 9 am – 6 pm
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, Freedom Park, Kings Park Community Center, and Theron Ussery Park Community Center.
The tennis centers are open to the public.
*Please Contact individual Recreation Centers for their Covid-19 Restrictions
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
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
Rosa Jackson: 1211 Maynard Street
South Bibb: 7035 Houston Road
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 Natalie Allen, Recreation Programmer, (NAllen@maconbibb.us/478-219-0291) for additional nutrition education assistance.Robert Walker
Director of Macon Bibb Parks and Recreation
Softball – Coming 2022
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 contact 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 contact the Recreation Department’s Administrative Offices at 478-621-6280 (150 Willie Smokey Glover Drive, Macon, Georgia 31201 – Central City Park – across from the Round Building). If the date is available, the organizer must complete the application in it’s entirety and pay the rental fee in our on-line portal to secure the reservation.
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.
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) 803 – 1989|
|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|
|Randy Stephens Tennis Center||(478) 259-4792|
|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|
*For more information, please contact Ashley Griffin and Jamel Harris