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Community celebrates upgraded Frank Johnson Rec. Center

Everyone in the Unionville neighborhood knows the name Frank Johnson. The community leader  lovingly nicknamed "the Mayor of Unionville" passed away in November at age 89. Now, his legacy lives on through the work he put in while he was here.

The Frank Johnson Recreation Center (2227 Mercer University Drive) just went through $939,000 in voter-approved SPLOST-funded upgrades. At the ribbon cutting to unveil the new additions, Mr. Johnson's widow, Dorothy, and daughter, Cheryl, told stories and shared memories of the beloved patriarch. You can watch their remarks on MaconBibbTV's website. 

Central City Park's new Skate Park dubbed 'the coolest place in Macon'

Whether you're a skater or not, you've got to admit our new skate park is pretty cool. Commissioner Larry Schlesinger says he doesn't plan on doing an kickflips off the rails anytime soon, but he did declare this park to be "the coolest place in Macon."

On Friday, March 17, our leaders, community partners, the Parks & Recreation Department and a big group of skating enthusiasts came to celebrate our new Skate Park. The park is part of a $3.7 million upgrade to Central City. Those upgrades also included new sidewalks, pavilions, multi-purpose fields, and infrastructure upgrades.

Paws in the Park pairs rescue groups, Animal Welfare for dog show

Tobesofkee will be the site of the popular 'Paws in the Park' event this year! The dog show will feature playful pups competing for a prize. Awards will be given out in several categories including best dressed, best looking, owner/dog lookalike and more! It's happening from noon to 4 p.m. at Sandy Beach Park on Saturday, March 25. People will also have the chance to visit with, and even adopt a new furry friend. Click here for more information on Paws in the Park!

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.

Macon-Bibb proclaims March 2017 Women's History Month

Our community is full of bright and ambitious women working in many roles to help Macon-Bibb shine. At the commission meeting on March 7, the Macon-Bibb Commission honored them and officially recognized March 2017 as Women's History Month.

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.

Youth Commission students shadow government leaders on Groundhog Day

Our student leaders are already planning for their futures and what better way to get real-world experience than by shadowing our government leaders! On Groundhog Day this year (Feb. 2) our young men and women were paired up with department heads to learn the ins and outs of government, and how we operate.