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 under construction, 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.
A part of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail in Macon, this park offers a picnic area, canoe launch, miles of unpaved hiking and biking trails, bank fishing and a Porter pavilion. A perfect setting for summer camp activities, staff retreats, group meetings, fundraisers, birthday parties, family reunions.
AWWP is currently open from 1-5 on Saturdays and Sundays. Beginning the weekend of March 7/8, the Park will extend its hours to 9-5 on the weekends, with special hours on Fridays for field trips.
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Hours of Operation
1:00PM - 5:00PM
1:00PM - 5:00PM