Water Works Park has a long and fascinating history. In 2005 the Macon Water Authority donated this historic water treatment plant to the community for the creation of a 180 acre public park. In January 2009, the Park was dedicated as Amerson Water Works Park, in honor of Mr. Frank C. Amerson, Jr., for the key role he played in making this Park a reality. The development plans are complete and Amerson Water Works Park (AWWP) has become a community hub once again, bringing out more than 800 visitors during the weekends. AWWP currently hosts a handicap-usable playground, the only one of its kind in Middle Georgia, the Atlanta Gas Light Picnic Pavilion, canoe launch, and the Porter Pavilion. Future plans include restroom facilities and a public boat launch. Amerson Water Works Park is unique to Middle Georgia as a community gathering place. The continuing efforts of NewTown Macon to improve the quality of life of its residents will also result in attracting new residents, businesses, and increasing tourism in the area.