If you are visiting Macon this summer and looking for places to cool off, check out the grand opening of Sandy Beach Water Park this Friday, July 3. The park will feature two 27-inch water slides, a volleyball beach court, 25-meter swimming pool, a water playground for kids, four pavilions, cabana chairs, and two food concession trucks. It will be open from 10am - 6pm daily. For more information about ticket prices, go to sandybeachwaterpark.com or search for the Sandy Beach Water Park on Facebook.

*Summer Tip* A great idea would be to stop by the new water park on July 4 at Lake Tobesofkee and stay for the incredible fireworks show that happens that night.

If you are not able to make it to the grand opening, No sweat! You can still visit some of Macon's other community pools in the area.

East Macon Community Center

Take your children to the East Macon Community Center, located at 3326 Ocmulgee East Blvd. While at the pool, you have a choice to either slide or splash around in the water to beat the scorching hot sun. If you decide to slide, the cost is $2.

Bloomfield Community Center

If you are closer to the Bloomfield area, you should go to the Bloomfield Community Center, located at 4115 Lions Place. You can relax by the pool and shield yourself from the summer heat.

Frank Johnson Community Center

You want to get away from the sun? Go to Frank Johnson Community Center, located at 2227 Mercer University Drive. It will leave you with a calm and relaxed feeling as you sink into the water..

Memorial Gym

If you just happen to be driving near the downtown Macon area, with no A/C in your car, feeling extremely hot and in need of some cool air, stop by the Memorial Gym. It is located on 2465 Second Street.

All pools are open Tuesday-Friday, 1pm - 6pm, and Saturday, 12pm - 3pm. Each pool ticket price is $1 per person.

After you relax and cool off at any of these local pools, you will leave Macon feeling revived and refreshed.


Sade Olajide is an Information Specialist with the Macon-Bibb County CVB.