Third Friday Bike Ride: Halloween Edition!

Join Active Living Director Greg White for the October Third Friday FUN Bike Ride on October 21st. This month’s ride will have a Halloween theme – we will ride by homes decorated for the holiday. Feel free to dress up yourself and/or your bike.

This ride is a slow-paced 6 mile ride and is suitable for all levels. After the ride, we will stop at a local watering hole for refreshments.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 6:30 p.m.

Helmets and lights are required.

For more information click here.

Our September Riders!

4/5th Halloween Dance- RSVP Now!

Halloween Dance

Halloween Dance

House of Horrors 8 – Haunted House!

Its that time of year again!

Haunted House

Haunted House

Move It Monday: Free Workouts at Home


You may also just want to take walk. Come by Decatur Recreation Center and walk or run on our elevated track. It’s free too!

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Decatur Has Record Participation for International Walk & Roll to School Day!

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The City of Decatur Schools take part in International Walk & Roll Day each year and 2016 saw the highest number of students participating since the program began. A total of 2357 children walked or biked to school on Wednesday, October 5. This number is up from the 1893 that participated in 2015. Mayor Patti Garrett also participated and walked a group of children from the Decatur Housing Authority to Glennwood School.

Westchester Elementary had the highest participation with 84% of students walking to school and will receive the City’s “Golden Shoe Award”.  According to school Principal Ms. Lofstrand, “the car pool was reduced to a trickle.”  There was at least one story of a family that had been reluctant to walk before but came out today for the first time, because the children were so enthused.

Decatur has had an active Safe Routes to School Program since 2005. The program has won the Golden Shoe Award from PEDS for Pedestrian Friendly School System and three schools have been named Metro Atlanta Partner of Year by the GA Safe Routes to School Resource Center. Initially the program was coordinated by volunteer parent committees at each school. Beginning with the 2008 -2009 school year, the Decatur Active Living Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s program.

The success of the program still depends on the fabulous parents at each school who volunteer to be School Champions along with their school committees and the Principals at each school who not only support the program but understand the value of children walking and biking to school. The city and parents also work closely with the Georgia Safe Routes to School Resource Center.

Currently the City’s program includes all 5 elementary schools, Renfroe Middle School, College Heights and Saint Thomas More Catholic School. We are very proud the great work the parents and schools do to promote walking and biking every day.

For more information on Decatur’s Safe Routes to School Program, contact or visit


Open House at Decatur Healing Arts This Saturday


It’s Walk-tober : Come Walk With Us!

There are lots of opportunities to walk with Decatur Active Living this month!

Walk With a Doc is held every Wednesday at 9 a.m. Meet us in front of the Decatur Recreation Center for a three mile walk. Sometimes we have a Doc and sometimes we don’t – we always walk! If it is raining, we can walk the elevated track in the gym.


Third Sunday Walk is October 16th at 1:30 p.m. and features Mayor Patti Garrett taking us on her 10,000 steps walk that is featured in a Visitor’s Center brochure. . Meet in Harmony Park and be sure to bring a water bottle.

Fourth Thursday Bright at Night Walk will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. and is a Halloween themed walk! Walk by  homes decorated for the holiday as you meet new friends and get your walk on. The walk lasts approximately one hour. Be sure to wear something bright so you will “Be Safe and Be Seen.” Walkers will receive a special light to wear and keep. Feel free to dress in costume! Let’s have some fun.




Last year’s October “Bright at Night” walkers

Girls Volleyball Clinic, Register Now!

Coach Kele Eveland, 1st Team All-American setter, former professional volleyball player and NCAA Division-I coach, is back in the City of Decatur offering a girls volleyball clinic.
Register online at
Girls Volleyball

Girls Volleyball

Lil’ Dribblers Basketball, Register Now!

Lil Dribblers

Lil Dribblers

Decatur Pickleball * New Time*

Now playing

Tuesdays, 11:15 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:00 pm