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Blight demolitions on Wise Avenue to make way for multi-purpose field

Macon-Bibb County continued its attack on blight on Monday, March 20, by demolishing nine houses on Wise Avenue. This was the first phase of demolitions to clear that area to make way for a new multipurpose field to serve the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. You can see a photo rendering of that planned field below. The second phase of demolitions includes nine additional structures. A massive blight-attack plan is under way in Macon-Bibb.

Parks & Recreation needs your feedback

How do you utilize our parks and recreation centers? What would you like to see in them? Our Parks & Recreation Department wants to hear from you! They're conducting a survey of Macon-Bibb County residents to determine what needs are already met, what's needed, and what changes could benefit the entire community. You can fill out the survey by clicking this link. Also, follow the department on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

What do you want to see in Rosa Parks Square? Share your thoughts in public forum

Macon-Bibb County, the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority (UDA), and design firm HGOR will hold the third and final public meeting for the future design of Rosa Parks Square on Tuesday, March 28, in Commission Chambers in Government Center (700 Poplar Street) at 6:00 p.m. At this forum, HGOR will unveil the proposed design for Rosa Parks Square, and seek final feedback.  

New name, new look at Theron Ussery Park

On Friday, March 10, the community gathered at the recreation facility formerly known as North Macon Park to officially unveil SPLOST upgrades, and announce the renaming of the park. It's now 'Theron Ussery Park' in honor of the former Macon city councilman, and current member of the SPLOST Advisory Committee. Upgrades at the park include new bleachers, fencing, dugouts, and covers. After the ribbon cutting, Mr.

Major upgrade coming to Henry Burns Park

Henry Burns Park (at the corner of Ingleside and Ridge Avenues) is a popular place, but it's small. In an effort to maximize the impact of the space we have Commissioners approved a plan to bring $709,250 worth of work to the area. Ogles Construction, Inc will handle the renovations.

Neighborhood to use old Boy Scout hut in Henry Burns Park

The building in the picture above may be familiar to many of you - it housed Boy Scout Troop #5 starting in 1932. It's been empty for a while, but now a neighborhood association will be responsible for upkeep and use. They're renting it from the county for $1.00 a year. You can read more about the agreement in the commission resolution. 

Macon-Bibb resident Garrison Hammontree was part of Troop 5 and became an Eagle Scout in the 1960's when he was 13 years old. "This hut played a big role in my life as a child and as a teenager. I'm glad to see it's still standing and that there's a plan to take care of it. It's a big part of this community," said Hammontree.

More money coming to continue Filmore Thomas Park plan

Filmore Thomas Park is less than a year old and leaders are already planning ways to enhance the popular spot even more! Phase Two of the new Filmore Thomas Park will include a multi-use field, second entrance and parking lot, a pedestrian bridge, and sidewalk. Commissioners voted to approve $23,000 in blight funds to pay Rowland Engineering to form the plan for phase two. You can read more about it here. 

To see a MaconBibbTV video on the park's grand opening festivities, click here.