Parks and Recreation

Director: Robert Walker
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.

Programs Offered:

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

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.

PARKS & RECREATION CENTER

Click here to find all recreation facilities in Macon-Bibb County

Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Pool

POOL LOCATIONS

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

POOL HOURS

Tuesday through Friday 1 pm – 7 pm

Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

Pools are closed on Sunday and Monday

SPLASH PAD

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, (dlewis@maconbibb.us/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.**

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.

 

FORMS

About Us
Robert Walker
Director
  • Office: 478-621-6279
  • E-Mail: rwalker2@maconbibb.us
  • Special Events/Permits: Events open to the public, Concerts, Festivals, Sport Tournaments and more!
Wendy Mullis
Administrative Services Manager
  • Office: 478-621-6278
  • E-Mail: WMullis@maconbibb.us
  • Finances:Budgeting, Training and Compliance, Accounts Receivable/Payable, Payroll, SeeClickFix Liaison, Finance and Procurement Liaison, etc.
Dominique Lewis
 
  • Office: 478-621-6281
  • E-Mail: DLewis@maconbibb.us
  • Recreation Programming: Summer Camp, Yappy Hour, Movies in the Park, Sidewalk Chalk Festival, Adult Field Day & more!
Armand Burnett
Assistant Director
  • Office: 478-621-6280
  • E-Mail: ABurnett@maconbibb.us
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Brittni Fletcher
Operations Manager
  • Office: 478-621-6277
  • E-Mail: BFletcher@maconbibb.us
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LaTasha Harvey
Operations Manager
  • Office: 478-621-6276
  • E-Mail: LHarvey@maconbibb.us
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Kalyn Morris
Senior Administrative Assistant
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  • E-Mail: KMorris@maconbibb.us
  • Pavilion/Park RentalsPrivate Events, Birthday Parties, Company Picnics, Church Events, Concerts, Festivals & more!
Jamel Harris
Athletic Coordinator
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  • E-Mail: DJHarris@maconbibb.us
  • Pavilion/Park RentalsPrivate Events, Birthday Parties, Company Picnics, Church Events, Concerts, Festivals & more!

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