As featured WGXA MACON, Ga. — Multiple blighted structures were taken down on September 23 to make way for the expansion of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park.

Bibb County officials held a ceremony at the site on Wednesday to celebrate the demolition. Three properties will be conveyed to the National Park Service for the expansion.

“We are growing and expanding our greenspace, all while creating a stronger connection between people and our history,” says Mayor Reichert. “We have a protected river corridor that we are connecting with trails and parks, and the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is a link in that chain.”

The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act (HR 538 & S 135) legislation passed in March 2019.

his legislation quadrupled the size of the national park from the current 700-acres to nearly 3,000 acres. It also redesignated the park from a National Monument to a National Historical Park and authorized a federal study of 50 miles of the Ocmulgee River Corridor from Macon to Hawkinsville. This will give park officials the chance to identify more conversation measures. A public comment period is currently set for mid-November.