Amerson River Park
Also called the Amerson Waterworks park, this pristine park, built on land donated to the Macon Water Authority, is currently the northernmost point on the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. Featuring Macon’s only handicap-accessible playground, Amerson River Park also features a picnic pavilion, a lovely river-side pavilion and a canoe launch along the Ocmulgee River. It has been the site of Bragg Jam’s Fly South Festival and is available for private rental. Easily accessible from I-75, this is a natural choice for locals exploring their hometown or visitors who’d like to stretch their legs and get outdoors.
After being closed for more than a year for 5.5 million dollars of renovations, the park reopened Sunday May 30, 2015. Park hours are from 7:30am to 8pm. Admission to the park is free. Once construction is complete the park will be open seven days a week. The park's new features include a new overlook of the Ocmulgee river, 3.5 miles of paved trails, a canoe/kayak take-out, and two new pavilions.
Click this image to see Amerson River Park from the air!