Glenlake Pool Closed July 17, 10 am – 1 pm

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Glenlake Pool will be closed July 17th from 10 am-1 pm for the City of Decatur Children and Youth Services Splash Party.  Please visit Ebster Pool or McKoy Pool.

Destress Monday: Take a Walk on the Calm Side

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From our Friends at the Monday Campaigns:

You don’t always need heavy equipment or a gym membership to exercise. If you need to destress from work, school, or just life in general, take a walk. Walking can reduce your chances of problems with blood pressure, obesity, depression and heart disease long term.

Walking can be a group activity, too. That’s where the Monday Mile comes in. Grab some friends, family members, or co-workers and go for a 20-minute walk together. If you need more convincing, here’s why you should make this Monday’s activity a group walk:

Pick your partner: You have flexibility to choose your walking buddy, so ask anyone from your children to your grandparents. You and your parents can set the pace and intensity and still get reliable exercise.

You can go wherever you want: Schedule your 20-minute walk wherever works best for you, whether it’s at your office with co-workers or down the street with your family. Bonus points if you walk outside, which has been linked to reducing stress. Each location has their own challenges so that your walks stay fun, and your group can enjoy a variety of sites along the way.

Keep yourself motivated and social: Walking is more than just an chance to stay or get into shape. It’s a chance to catch up with people you care about and motivate each other to prioritize your physical and mental health. Staying social is a great way to relieve stress and you can use this time to discuss big life events with your walking partner(s).

Stay active: If you don’t have time or money for a gym membership, a 20-minute walk will keep your heart pumping and your brain focused. This is an opportunity for you and your group to stay active, and, if done consistently, walking is a great way to reduce long-term, stress-related health issues.

Download the free toolkit “Start a Monday Mile in your Community” today so that you can use the next Monday to get stress out of your life, make walking fun, and keep your bonds strong.

Third Friday Bike Ride is July 19

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Let’s ride!  Join Decatur Active Living staff for this fun, 6 mile ride around Decatur. We leave the Decatur Recreation Center at 6:30 pm and then go for refreshment after the ride.  This is a fun, slow paced, no-drop ride.

Wear a helmet and bring a water bottle.

NOT recommended for children. In case of rain, we will cancel via this blog.

For more information, contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

Glenlake Pool is Closed

pool_closed_sign-300x225Glendale pool is closed this evening  (July 8) due to contamination. Visit one of our other pools to stay refreshed!

The pool will have regular hours tomorrow.

 

 

Decatur Active Living Holiday Closings

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Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be closed July 4 through July 7 for the 4th of July Holiday. Both will reopen on Monday, July 8.

All City of Decatur pools will be open. Pools will close at 6 pm on the 4th of July.

Enjoy your holiday in Decatur! Join in the 4th of July Parade, then head to the Square for a concert and fireworks.

 

Free Lime Scooter Class July 11

Come to the Decatur Recreation Center on Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm to learn everything you need to know about Lime’s shared scooter program in Decatur! Lime staff will be on hand to share important information about safe scooting, complying with the rules of riding in Decatur, and best of all, Lime will be giving away free test rides!

Walk-ins are welcome but please RSVP to georgia@li.me so Lime can bring the right number of scooters to ensure maximum riding time for all. Helmets will be provided.

In order to test ride a scooter, please remember the following:

  1. All riders must be over the age of 18,
  2. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (tennis shoes, flats, etc.),
  3. Download the Lime app from iTunes or Google Play and set up your account at home to minimize wait time. Setting up the account is free.

Oakhurst Indoor Pool is OPEN!

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Repairs have been made and Oakhurst Indoor Pool has reopened.

For a schedule and more information about the pool, click here.

Oakhurst Indoor Pool is Closed

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Update:
The pool will be closed on Saturday, June 8. We will update when we learn more.

Oakhurst Indoor Pool is closed today, Friday, June 7, due to a plumbing issue. We will provide updates as we receive them from the plumber.

Outdoor pools are open

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Move It Monday with a Mini Exercise

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From our friends at Move It Monday:

Happy #MoveItMonday!

You probably know you need to exercise. What you probably don’t know is how to squeeze the time it takes to exercise into your schedule. For the next four weeks, we’ll be taking a look at easy exercises you can do at work (or anywhere for that matter) that can be performed in very little time. Research shows that small bouts of exercise benefit your health, so check in every Monday for the next four weeks to learn about a new mini exercise you can try.

This week we’ll show you how to perform a Glute Stretch.

Youth Baseball Opening Day Parade is Saturday, June 1

Come on out and cheer on the teams!

The Decatur Youth Baseball Opening Day Parade is tomorrow! The parade  begins at McKoy Park at 11 am and winds its way down East Hill Street to East Lake Drive on its way to Oakhurst Park. The teams would love to have you line the streets and cheer them on.

After the parade, join in the fun at Oakhurst Park to see our City Manager, Andrea Arnold, throw out the first ball.

See you at the park!