Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Decatur Active Living will be closing early today and reopening for regular hours Monday, November 28th.

The Tourism Bureau and Decatur Downtown Development Authority are hosting Small Business Saturday on the Square this Saturday, November 26. Santa will be there from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. you are invited to join the free event and bring your families. Bring your cameras and take a photo with Santa and enjoy some warm cookies, milk and cocoa. At the end of the day there is a Holiday PJs Dance Party – wear your holiday “best” pajamas to get into the holiday groove. For more information about this and other holiday events go to http://www.visitdecaturga.com

Trunk or Treat Events in Oakhurst!

Come over to Oakhurst Rec Center for a Trunk or Treat event Thursday, October 27th from 5-7pm in the parking lot! Then don’t miss out on our Spooks and Spokes family bike ride and treats on Sunday, October 30th starting at 2pm in Harmony Park.

October is Biketober!

October is Biketober!
Biketober is a fun and free competition to encourage metro Atlantans to experience the joys and benefits of riding a bike. Decatur Active Living has 3 events to get you pedaling this October. 

Boo & Brews – October 21 at 6:30 p.m. 

Join us for a 6 mile, Halloween themed ride around Decatur! After the ride we will visit a neighborhood brewery for refreshments and camaraderie. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. 

Monster Bike Bash – October 27 at 7 p.m. 

Dress up and/or decorate your bike and ride 6 miles around Decatur neighborhoods and check out Halloween decorations. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center.

Spooks & Spokes (Family Ride) – October 30 at 2 p.m. 
The ride will start at Harmony Park and go approximately 2 miles at a slow, child-friendly pace. Bring your water bottle and join the fun! Helmets are required.

Win a $1,000 REI gift card with Georgia Commute Options
Register for Biketober before October 1 to be eligible to win a $1,000 for REI! Click here to register! 


Free workshop on September 24, 10-2pm at Legacy Park.

Practice bike handling skills and build your bike knowledge!

Learn how to ride smart with drills and practice riding.

Earn a free bike – While supplies last.

For more information contact civilbikes@gmail.com

Labor Day

Decatur Active Living will be closed on Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Have a good holiday weekend and be sure to check out the Labor Day celebration on the Square. Join us Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.! The event will feature a DJ, fun family activities, and a firework show. See you there!

Oakhurst Recreation Center

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out on Saturday for our Grand Opening! The Oakhurst Recreation Center is now officially open! Our current hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-6pm.

Our hours will expand as we begin to get more programs and activities in the building.

Check out pictures from Saturday on Decaturish

Phone lines are currently down

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.

Park and Recreation Professionals Day is Today!

As part of Park and Recreation Month, we are celebrating Park and Recreation Professionals Day on Friday, July 15. This is a day to rise up for all the dedicated professionals who build strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation.

We’re going to kick off our Employee Spotlight series with one of Decatur Active Living’s newest employees, Jerome Lewis, Jr.

Jerome was born in Scottdale, Ga and raised in Decatur, Ga by Jerome and Janice Lewis. Jerome graduated and played football for Southwest DeKalb High School in 2011 and went on to play for Tuskegee University in 2017. After college, Jerome starting out as a substitute teacher for the DeKalb County School System. He ran into an old coach at Southwest DeKalb where they had a mutual agreement on him becoming an assistant coach. Jerome took the job to be an Assistant Running Back Coach for Southwest DeKalb High School (2017-2020); where he mentored and trained athletes to become better players and men. This helped start his own football training and mentoring program; NewMe Athletics. Jerome loves sports and has a competitive nature making him a great fit as Decatur Active Living’s Athletic Assistant Program Supervisor.

Recreatur Engagement Session

Help plan the future of Decatur’s Parks! Join us for an engagement session to talk about the Decatur Parks & Recreation 10-year Master Plan on Thursday, July 14 at 5 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, located at 481 Electric Ave Decatur, Ga 30030.

For more information, visit decaturrecreatur.com

Can’t make it? be sure to fill out the Online Survey on decaturrecreatur.com and have your input counted!