Amerson River Park
Amerson River Park is currently closed for a multi-millon dollar construction improvement project.
Amerson River Park is currently closed for a multi-million dollar construction improvement project. The Ground Breaking Ceremony was Wednesday, February 5, 2014 and construction could take up to a year. This construction project will add 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 is 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. All aspects of construction are being coordinated by Macon Bibb. 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.
To learn more about the Amerson River Park, visit the website here.