Remembering Dave Schneberger, our true Walk & Roll Superstar

Dave Schneberger

Dave Schneberger was one of the original members of Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the Decatur Active Living Board. In 2016, the committee decided to celebrate Decatur residents for whom walking or bicycling plays a central part in their lives, by selecting one each month as a Walk and Roll Star. This project was orchestrated by Dave from 2016 until we lost him this past July.

Each month he would interview and photograph a community member and write the Walk & Roll Superstar article in the Decatur FOCUS. I was one of those honorees, and will cherish the memory of Dave arriving at my house on his recumbent bicycle, accompanying me as we walked around my neighborhood to find a good photo spot, sharing about his life as he asked about mine. If you knew Dave you most certainly admired his quick wit, which invariably added sparkle to our meetings. On walks that our Committee led for the community, Dave, who had some lingering walking issues stemming from earlier surgeries, would volunteer to serve as sweep (helping those at the back), and always kept the conversation going. Gifted with words, he was, in fact, a poet. So sadly, Decatur has lost one of its most active and creative citizens.

Submitted by Ann Abramowitz, Pedestrian Advisory Committee Chair

The Pedestrian Advisory Committee will be honoring Dave and his many gifts to the community on Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 am. We will meet in front of Decatur Recreation Center then walk to Sycamore Park for a ceremony to celebrate Dave’s life. All are welcome to attend!

Decatur Recreatur Online Survey is live until August 10!

Be a part of shaping the Decatur Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Let your voice be heard today! Visit DecaturRecreatur.com to complete the survey.

The online survey will be on the DecaturRecreatur.com homepage until August 10th!

Reach out to Sara Holmes at sara.holmes@decaturga.com for questions or concerns.

Decatur Recreatur Online Survey now extended until August 10! Don’t forget to download HappiFeet Decatur.

Be a part of shaping the Decatur Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Let your voice be heard today! Visit DecaturRecreatur.com to complete the survey.

The online survey will be on the DecaturRecreatur.com homepage until August 10th!

Reach out to Sara Holmes at sara.holmes@decaturga.com for questions or concerns.

We are thrilled to introduce HAPPiFEET Decatur app on your Google Play or Apple App Store! HAPPiFEET Decatur is Decatur Parks and Recreation’s newest app to help you share comments and concerns about our parks and facilities. HAPPiFEET Decatur makes it easy for you to share information with us to help make our parks experiences even more enjoyable! Download now and tell us what you love about parks or facilities you often visit, or provide input for Decatur Recreatur – our Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

This app is exclusively for Decatur’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan and does not take the place of the SeeClickFix Decatur app.

Decatur Recreatur Online Survey now extended until August 10!

Be a part of shaping the Decatur Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Let your voice be heard today! Visit DecaturRecreatur.com to complete the survey.

The online survey will be on the DecaturRecreatur.com homepage until August 10th!

Reach out to Sara Holmes at sara.holmes@decaturga.com for questions or concerns.

Learn your Safe Routes to School before heading back on Tuesday!

City Schools of Decatur are back in session on Tuesday! Learn your Safe Route to School before you walk or roll. Our updated Safe Routes to School map is below and you can also scan the QR code to store the map on your phone. Visit our SRTS webpage to learn more.

Safe Routes to School Map

HAPPiFEET Decatur App is Now Live!

We are thrilled to introduce HAPPiFEET Decatur app on your Google Play or Apple App Store! HAPPiFEET Decatur is Decatur Parks and Recreation’s newest app to help you share comments and concerns about our parks and facilities. HAPPiFEET Decatur makes it easy for you to share information with us to help make our parks experiences even more enjoyable! Download now and tell us what you love about parks or facilities you often visit, or provide input for Decatur Recreatur – our Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

This app is exclusively for Decatur’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan and does not take the place of the SeeClickFix Decatur app.

Don’t forget to complete the online survey and be a part of shaping the Decatur Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Let your voice be heard today! Visit DecaturRecreatur.com to complete the survey by August 10th.

Reach out to Sara Holmes at sara.holmes@decaturga.com for questions or concerns.

Decatur Recreatur Online Survey now extended until August 10!

Be a part of shaping the Decatur Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Let your voice be heard today! Visit DecaturRecreatur.com to complete the survey.

The online survey will be on the DecaturRecreatur.com homepage until August 10th!

Reach out to Sara Holmes at sara.holmes@decaturga.com for questions or concerns.

Decatur Active Living’s Employee Spotlight

As part of Park and Recreation Month, we are celebrating our Active Living employees! We are thankful for our dedicated employees who rise up to build strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

Our final Employee Spotlight is another professional in Decatur Active Living, Gael Doyle

Gael is originally from outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She attended the University of Georgia and earned a BFA in Photography. Gael went on to pursue graduate studies in Graphic Design in Atlanta. Growing up in the forests of New England and spending summers in the rural West of Ireland, where her family is from, gave Gael a love and appreciation for the great outdoors and wild spaces. Gael is an environmentalist and strongly believes in protecting nature. Her role as Decatur Active Living’s Adult Program Leader gives Gael the chance to get outside leading our Hiking Club, Trails & Ales group, managing Scott Park Community Garden and biking around town with Bikes & Brews. Gael moved to Decatur in 2017 and loves being active in the city through activities, events and meeting new people in the community. #riseupjuly

Bright at Night Walk Tonight at 8pm

Take a walk with the Pedestrian Advisory Committee! This Friday, July 22, at 8 p.m. starting at Decatur Recreation Center. PAC hopes to encourage citizens to enjoy walking in Decatur, day and night. To address safety concerns and to help citizens enjoy the city at night, we are offering a series of Bright at Night walks that encourage community and exercise. All participants receive wearable lights to wear on future walks.

Decatur Active Living’s Employee Spotlight

As part of Park and Recreation Month, we are celebrating our Active Living employees! We are thankful for our dedicated employees who rise up to build strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

Our next Employee Spotlight is another professional in Decatur Active Living, Jada Jordan.

Jada is originally from Memphis, Tennessee but has been in Atlanta for almost 20 years. She has spent most of her career working with Children and Youth in sports and athletics.

Jada earned a college scholarship to play basketball and still plays and has a love for the sport. She loves coaching and empowering women and girls to be the best version of themselves.

She started with Decatur Active Living in 2017 as an Assistant Program Supervisor in athletics and is currently the Adult and Senior Program Supervisor. This new role has given her the chance to work closer with the adults in the community and she loves that it allows her to make deeper connections with the participants. She was very close to her grandmother so this position also allows her to have several surrogates and to do the things that she used to do with her like play bingo.

Sports, especially with youth, has always been a passion of Jada’s but her current position allows her to not only stay active but make sure that other adults have fun and stay healthy as well.