Decatur Recreation Center Closed Thanksgiving Weekend


Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed Thursday through Sunday. Both centers will reopen on Monday, November 27.

Glenlake Tennis Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Oakhurst Indoor Pool will be closed on Thanksgiving, open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, and open noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Decatur Active Living wishes the community a fun, active and happy Thanksgiving holiday. Take a  walk or bike ride, visit a park, or play a  game. Enjoy your time with those you care about.

Move It Monday: Burn Some Calories Before Thanksgiving

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It’s Thanksgiving week and many of us are busy preparing for the big day. Finding time to work out is probably low on the priority list. However, it’s still possible to squeeze in a quick, effective workout. What better day to take advantage of this than this Monday? Learn how you can give your metabolism a head start and keep burning calories even days after your workout, just in time for Thursday!  Read more on the Move It Monday Blog. 

We Love Our Crossing Guards!

It’s Crossing Guard  Appreciation Week and the City of Decatur enjoyed hosting our guards for a special breakfast. Each year the Police Department and Active Living partner to host a breakfast where we give each guard a gift and a certificate.

Our crossing guards get up early to make sure our children get to school safely and then return in the afternoon to get them home, no matter what the weather conditions are. They are an integral part of our Safe Routes to School program and we all appreciate them very much.

They take pride in getting to know the children and their families and miss them when they grow up and no longer go to the city schools. Be sure to thank a crossing guard next time you see them- give them a wave, a card, or a smile.

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Lunch and Learn tomorrow at 11:30 am

Join Decatur Active Living for our monthly Lunch and Learn. This months presenter is DeKalb Medical Center. The representative will speak on Patient Advocacy. This session will begin at 11:30 am at Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street). Please email Sara Holmes at for additional information.


It’s Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

November 13 – 17 is Crossing Guard Appreciation Week. Be sure to wave, say thank you or make a card to show your appreciation. Our guards wake up early in the morning and stand outside in all types of weather to help our children get to school early. and are an integral part of the Safe Routes to School program.

Let’s show them some love this week!


How to Use a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon

The City of Decatur is committed to improving the pedestrian, bicycle, and Safe Routes to School networks throughout the city. One of the devices utilized to enhance pedestrian and cyclist travel is the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon. This device is used at high pedestrian volume locations and allows pedestrians to safely cross streets where a standard traffic signal is not needed. Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons control vehicular traffic at midblock locations, and assist pedestrians in crossing the street at a marked crosswalk. Pedestrians will find comfort in crossing the street at a protected crossing, and traffic will only be stopped as needed. The City of Decatur currently has two Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, with another currently in the design phase:
1. Clairemont Avenue at Maediris Drive and the YMCA
2. S. Candler Street at E. Davis Street
3. Scott Boulevard at Westchester Elementary School (in design)

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Active Adult Newsletter – November/December 2017

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The City Wants Your Input!

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Lunch & Learn: Simply Get There – Friday, Oct. 27th at 11:30 a.m.

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