Macon-Bibb County



  • Parks & Beautification Director Mike Glisson recognized as Tree STAR
    The Georgia Tree Council has recognized our Parks & Beautification Director Michael Glisson as a STAR! He’s in the inaugural class of the Georgia Tree Council STARs. The list recognizes up-and-coming leadership in our state, those under age 40, who’ve demonstrated “Service, Teamwork, Attitude, and Results” in their work for trees and the urban forest. […]

    December 23, 2020 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Help needed to improve Downtown access by expanding trails and parks
      Macon-Bibb County – working with multiple authorities, foundations, organizations, departments, and more – want to ensure that all people have easy access to the shopping, entertainment, food, recreation opportunities, and services offered Downtown. A network of trails and parks is being created that will allow people to walk, run, and bike throughout the urban […]

    October 23, 2020 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Blight, SPLOST funds improving neighborhood park
    In its ongoing effort to improve parks and greenspace throughout the community, Macon-Bibb County has begun a major improvement project at Henry Burns Park, located at the corner of Ingleside and Ridge Avenues. A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the project will be held at the Park on Wednesday, May 17, at 10:00 […]

    May 16, 2017 published by Chris Floore

  • Heritage Trail, parts of Amerson River Park closed due to river levels
    The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and portions of Amerson River Park (the canoe launch and takeout and primitive trail section) are closed until further notice after gauges for the Ocmulgee River show its levels at 19.5 feet. Flood stage for the River is at 16 feet, and the Parks & Beautification Department closes these areas once […]

    January 23, 2017 published by Chris Floore

  • Heritage Trail expanding from Riverside Cemetery to Amerson River Park
    The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is several miles of green space, parks, picnic areas, and places to spend the day enjoying our town. It connects many areas, and is about to connect two more! An additional two miles are coming to the north end of the trail and connect Amerson RIver Park to Riverside Cemetery. You […]

    September 5, 2016 published by Chris Floore

  • Park and Recreation Month celebrated
    The Macon-Bibb Parks and Recreation Department celebrated Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) on July 28 by hosting a special event for the people that tend to our parks and provide the recreational activities. The Parks & Recreation and Parks & Beautification Departments had an afternoon at […]

    August 8, 2016 published by Chris Floore

  • Plans approved for Mattie Hubbard Jones, Henry Burns Parks
    Two Macon-Bibb parks will soon see improvements. Commissioners approved Phase 1 of the Master Plans for Mattie Hubbard Jones Park, (located at the corner of 1st and 2nd Avenues, near L.H. Williams Elementary School) and Henry Burns Park (corner of Ingleside and Ridge Avenues). Renovations are being paid for with voter-approved SPLOST money, and WM2A […]

    August 2, 2016 published by Chris Floore

  • Macon-Bibb holding Public Works Day
    As part of National Public Works Week, Macon-Bibb County will host Public Works Day on Thursday, May 26, for employees of the Public Works, Solid Waste, and Parks & Beautification Departments. Employees will gather for a Wellness Day at Lake Tobesofkee from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and will learn how to stay safe in […]

    May 23, 2016 published by Chris Floore

  • Macon-Bibb fountains offer places to sit, reflect
    The Georgia temperatures are rising, and what better way to stay cool than spend time around some of Macon-Bibb County’s new or improved fountains? In March, Macon-Bibb workers and community partners gathered at each of the nine fountains around Downtown, as they were all turned on for the season. Charles H. Jones Gateway Park Corner […]

    May 5, 2016 published by Chris Floore

  • Macon-Bibb, partners to celebrate new & improved fountains
    On Tuesday, March 15, Macon-Bibb County and partners will celebrate a year-long effort to have all of the fountains Downtown working again. This included upgrading existing fountains, getting old ones working again, and adding new fountains and water features Each of the fountains and water features (listed below) will be turned on 8:00 p.m.; at […]

    March 13, 2016 published by Chris Floore

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