Central City Park could soon get a makeover thanks to $6 million in SPLOST funds.
Macon and Bibb County approved the penny sales tax last fall, which county leaders hope to use to transform the park.
As Bibb Recreation Director Doc Dougherty walked through Central City Park, he points out several buildings in need of repair.
"So here's your condemned building," he said as he neared what's known as the Long Building.
"You can put your hand in to the brick and actually pull it out and the clay just crumbles," he said.
Dougherty hopes some of those problems can be addressed with the $6 million in SPLOST funds planned for the park.
"Here in Center City Park there's been a lot of, not necessarily just neglect, I think just forgetting about and not getting to a lot of buildings that have been let go and the facilities itself." Said Dougherty.
One example is the gazebo in the center of Central City Park. It's been here since the late 1800's, but now boards are missing and the floor is falling in and because of that it's closed off to the public.
Doughtery say they plan to repair the gazebo, the round building and Luther Williams Field, but he say many other the old buildings need to go.
He says SPLOST money will add more baseball fields and a multipurpose field for sports like soccer and football, and he wants to see a pond added near the entrance.
"I say duck pond, meaning paddle boats, canoes, you know something very family friendly come out for a couple of hours and ride a round and paddle around with your family," he said.
Brandon Meyers comes out to the park a few time a week.
"We take the bike trail and then we come play at the park," he said.
For Meyers and other park goers, the potential here is exciting.
"There are definitely some things that could be improved. I really like the idea of the duck pond I think the kids will love that," said Meyers.
Investments like that Doughtery says will help boost economic development by bringing more people in to Bibb County.