Frank Amerson& Amerson River Park
Frank C. Amerson, Jr. – Former Chairman of the Macon Water Authority
Frank Amerson joined the Macon Water Authority in 1976, and during his 36-year tenure his name became synonymous with the utility, until his death in September of 2012. Mr. Amerson was a life-long resident of Macon, where he was educated in Bibb County Public Schools. He spent time in the Navy, serving on a fleet tanker in the Pacific at the end of World War II.
Upon his return to Macon, he embarked on a professional career working in the construction field, as the owner of The Amerson Company, where he was instrumental in the construction and development of a number of Macon-Bibb County landmark projects and facilities.
The MWA re-named the former Town Creek Water Treatment Plant to the Frank C. Amerson, Jr. Water Treatment Facility upon its opening in 2000. In addition, he was honored for his work to secure the site for a public park near the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail where the old Riverside Water Plant was located. The site is appropriately named Amerson River Park, where the community can gather for outdoor recreation and environmental education today and for generations to come.
Amerson River Park
Amerson River Park reopened Saturday, May 30, 2015 after being closed for a year to complete $5.5 million in improvements including a grand entrance; three new picnic pavilions: The Overlook, The Bluff, and Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) Pavilion; upgrades to the Porter Pavilion area; The Overlook – the scenic centerpiece of the park; bathrooms at the playground; 3.5 miles of paved trails; .75 miles of mulch trails; a new canoe takeout and more. We hope you’ll visit Amerson River Park – where recreation and relaxation abound!