Amerson River Park
Amerson River Park is the former site of the Macon Water Works which served the city’s water needs for over 100 years. It was irreparably damaged by a flood in 1994. The Macon Water Authority recently donated 180 acres of this land to be redeveloped by NewTown Macon as a passive park. This area is almost twice the size of Central City Park. It includes a prehistoric natural lake, miles of riverfront, a large open meadow, and wooded trails. It currently houses the magnificent Atlanta Gas Light picnic pavilion complete with 12 picnic tables, the only handicap-usable playground in Middle Georgia, built by the Bibb County Medical Society and the Junior League of Macon, a canoe launch, miles of trails. The unique Porter Pavilion offers beautiful River overlooks. The Porter Pavilion is the only Park facility with power, serving as the perfect setting for outdoor concerts, parties, and other special events.