Amerson River Park
Amerson River Park is now open!
Amerson River Park is now managed by Macon-Bibb. The park recently received enhancements from a multi-million dollar construction project. The project, finished in July 2015, added miles of new trails, some of which are paved, restrooms at the playground, picnic observation shelters at the bluff, improvements to Porter Pavilion, the creation of the Bragg Jam Canoe Take Out at Bowman Creek, and improvements to the road system and parking.
This project was funded by a $5.4 million federal grant to Macon Bibb gained with the assistance of former Representative Jim Marshall with local matching funds raised by NewTown Macon. NewTown Macon will continue to partner with the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Macon Water Authority, Bibb County Board of Education, and the Dorothy V. & N. Logan Lewis Foundation for education programs.
Amerson River Park is 180 acres of pristine forests, meadows, and wetlands surrounded by a river oxbow. The park boasts several high bluffs that provide beautiful views of the river and its banks.
Once the site of the Macon Water Authority’s treatment facility, NewTown Macon is charged with developing the area for passive recreational activities as part of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail master plan.
Download an Amerson River Park Map
To learn more about the Amerson River Park, visit the website here.