Run With the Dogs is Saturday!


Only a few days until the Run With The Dogs 5k and 1-Mile Pup Trot. AND you can still grab one of the “King Louie” long-sleeved shirts if you register now! A limited number still remain.

The Decatur Bulldog Boosters RWTD5K happens this Saturday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m. beginning at Decatur High School and traveling a scenic route through Decatur neighborhoods. Run or walk with or without your dog. This year’s event will also feature a 1-Mile Pup Trot that starts at 8:30 am. All proceeds go to funding the uniforms, equipment, and awards for our student-athletes at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. So come on out and run off a few of those Holiday calories with Decatur and its dogs!

For details and to register online, go to

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Decatur Active Living Hours for 1/18/18

Decatur Recreation Center, Ebster Recreation Center and Glenlake Tennis Center will be open today from noon until 5 p.m.

All evening activities are cancelled, including basketball practice and table tennis.

Stay safe and warm!

City of Decatur and Decatur Active Living Closed Today

The City of Decatur and Decatur Active Living are closed today due to the snow and ice. Both Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center as well as Glenlake Tennis Center will be closed.

Enjoy your snow day!

Monday Mile: Join a Walking Group


From Move It Monday:

Walking has all kinds of benefits for your health. These benefits become even greater when you walk with a group! Whether you are walking to get into shape or stay in shape, ambling along with a group can be a great motivation to keep you going all week long. Becoming a member of a walking group can help you stick to a regular walking schedule, prompt you to reach greater mileage goals, and even make the time go by faster. If you can’t find a group that fits into your calendar, we’ve got some great resources to help you organize your own!

Read all about how to get started on our blog!

For walking groups led by Decatur Active Living, visit

Safe Winter Walking Tips

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Join us for “Holiday Hoops”

A Holiday Gift From

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From the

Don’t fight the negative moments, embrace them. It may sound strange, but this exercise can actually help you get through a tough situation. Rather than ignoring your bad feelings, accept them and then move on. Allow the negativity to pass through you, then you can make room for the positive aspects in life.

Read more on our blog!

The Decatur Lacrosse Story

Hear how the sport of lacrosse brought together the son of refugee parents and about one of Decatur’s first lacrosse success stories. This is worth the time it takes to watch. We are so proud of our lacrosse players and thankful to have Don Rigger and Stacy Green to inspire them.

Decatur Active Living Holiday Hours

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Decatur Recreation Center will be closed December 25 through January 1 and will reopen on January 2 due to the refinishing of floors at the center.

Ebster Recreation Center will be closed December 25, 26 and December 30 through January 1. Ebster hours for December 27 – 29 will be noon until 6 pm.

Glenlake Tennis Center will be closed on December 24, 25, and 31st, and January 1.

Oakhurst Indoor Pool will maintain a normal schedule with the exception of the following: December 24: 8 am until noon, December 25: closed, December 26: noon until 4 pm, December 31: 8 am until noon, January 1: closed, January 2: 10 am until 3 pm .

Decatur Active Living wishes the community a happy, safe and active holiday season!


Annual Senior Holiday Party Highlights

Thanks to everyone who came out for the annual Senior Holiday Party. We had a lot of fun enjoying music, food and camaraderie. We even had our very own Santa!

Thanks to JenCare and Eon Health for being our partners and providing food and activities for our seniors. We loved having firefighters, police, city staff and our newest Commissioner, Kelly Walsh, attend the festivities.

The photos tell the story! Enjoy a lot more photos on our Active Living Facebook Page.

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