Help Decatur Recreation Center Become LEED Certified


The Decatur Recreation Center is currently working on becoming LEED certified. One of the things required are completed transportation surveys from community members visiting the center the week of September 16 – 21. This short paper survey takes no more than a minute and asks  what method of transportation you took to the center on that day.

Please take a minute to complete a survey and help us to become LEED Certified.


Senior Bike Ride, Friday September 13

Get back on your bike and ride with us!

senior bike rideActive Living staff will lead a ride on mostly level streets and the PATH. This is a no-drop ride and is geared towards those who are just getting back on their bicycles. All levels of cyclists are welcome. Bring your bike and water bottle.

The ride begins at 10 am at the Decatur Recreation Center.

Helmets are required for all city-led rides.


Family Bike Ride is Sunday, September 15

Join Decatur Active Living staff for our second Family Bike Ride on Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm.

This time we will begin at the Decatur Recreation Center and ride approximately two miles at a slow, child-friendly pace. Bring your water bottle and join in the fun! Helmets are required for all city-led rides.

Wheels down at 2 pm, so arrive early!

In the event of inclimate weather, check back here or on our Facebook page to see if the event is still on.



Schedule a Lunchtime Stroll

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From our friends at #MoveItMonday!

Studies have shown that a lunch hour stroll can leave one feeling more positive and enthusiastic. And we know that workers who are more positive and enthusiastic are more productive. If we use the algebra logic we all learned in school: if A=B and B=C, then A=C, then we can deduct that a walk at lunch can increase your productivity.

Most people suffer a drop in energy and work output in the afternoon hours. A perfect remedy is a mid-day walk.

See our tips for fitting a walk into your lunch break.

Youth Volleyball Night is September 12

Decatur Youth Volleyball Night

3rd Annual Walking Past the Dead Tree Tour is October 19th

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Saturday 10-19-19 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Decatur Cemetery, 299 Bell St. Decatur GA, 30030

Learn about trees in the Historic Decatur Cemetery; walk a trail showcasing 8 trees with an Arborist stationed at each tree to tell interesting facts and stories.

Free event with donations accepted for Women Arborists of the Southeast scholarship fund and Friends of the Decatur Cemetery. There will be a limited number of event T-shirts for sale.

Recreation Centers Closed for Labor Day Weekend

DBF_poster_full_v2Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be hosting activities as part of the Decatur Book Festival. All classes and open gym activities will be cancelled for the weekend. Stop by and enjoy some of the festival programming. Both centers will reopen for regular scheduled activities and classes on Tuesday, September 3.

City of Decatur pools will remain open through Labor Day. Pools close at 6 pm.

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Volunteer for the Decatur Book Festival!

Hello Friends of the AJC Decatur Book Festival,

It’s official! The Decatur Book Festival is kicking off on August 30th and would love to have you as part of the Volunteer Decatur Team.

The DBF is one of the largest events in the City of Decatur and will take place August 30, 31 and September 1. It’s going to be an amazing event.

They have a lot of fun volunteer opportunities open, so log into your Volunteer Decatur account to check them out!  Be sure to move the calendar to September to see the Sunday schedule.

Also, be sure to check out the schedule for the festival at and see if your favorite authors will be there.

If you have friends or family who are interested in volunteering, but don’t yet have a volunteer Decatur account, ask them to visit Volunteer Decatur to sign up for their very own profile so they can join in the fun!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

Thanks for volunteering and we’ll see you soon!

Sherry & Megan & The Volunteer Team

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Help Us Capture Photos: Wellness in One Word

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Third Friday Bike Ride is this Friday!

ibikeThe Third Friday Bike Ride is this coming Friday, August 16. Join Decatur Active Living staff for this 6 mile ride around Decatur neighborhoods. After the ride we will visit a local restaurant for refreshment and time to chat and make new biking friends.

Where:      Ride Starts at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street. Meet out front of the center. There is free parking in the deck behind the library.

Time:         We put wheels down at 6:30 pm

Other:         Wear your helmet and bring a water bottle.
This ride is not recommended for children.