Robert Walker


Recreation Department

Brief History

The Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department was established in 1911, as the Macon Playground Association. In the 1950’s the Association merged with the Park’s Department to form the Macon Recreation and Parks Department. In 1969 the Department became known as the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department in order to service the entire county. The Department is charged with the responsibility of management and development of parks and recreation facilities and services for all citizens of Macon-Bibb County.

Clients Served

  • 150,000 +/- population of Bibb County and surrounding counties.
  • Residents of Macon-Bibb County including Lizella and Payne City.

Programs Offered

Sports/Athletics; Instructional/ Enrichment; Camps; Special Events; Special Population (Senior Citizens and Therapeutic Recreation); STEAM/ Environmental Education; Cultural Arts.

Park Services

  • Responsible for operations, maintenance, and capital improvements to 128 parks and recreation areas in Macon-Bibb County.
  • Responsible for planning, design, and development of new parks and recreation facilities.

Word from the Director

Macon Bibb County Residents and Visitors,

As the Director of Macon-Bibb County Recreation, I have challenged my staff to be a positive influence in the lives of our community. All of our sites have taken the “Commit to Health” pledge through the National Recreation and Park Association. This includes but is not limited to promoting healthy physical activity at all of our locations and providing healthier snacks for participants. We are very passionate about nutrition education and encouraging physical activity. The nutrition education component we are adding to our youth programs will ensure that children and their parents are well equipped to prepare and select healthier foods. We must exercise our due diligence by providing participants with opportunities to access healthier foods, engage in physical activity and making lifestyle changes. Our mission here at Macon-Bibb County Recreation is “to build healthy communities through people, parks and programs”. Nutrition education and resources that we offer will not only assist us in completing our mission, but will allow us to create and support lifestyle changes for our citizens. Please feel free to click the links below for resources or contact Natalie Allen, Recreation Programmer, ( for additional nutrition education assistance.

Robert Walker

Director of Macon Bibb Parks and Recreation

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