The Nature Conservancy in Georgia Launches New South River Neighborhood Network Initiative

The Nature Conservancy in Georgia ( has just launched its new ” South River Neighborhood Network” initiative (, part of the Conservancy’s global conservation in cities program. One project is the installation of a native plant pollinator garden in Sugar Creek Garden and Herb Farm at the Wylde Center in Decatur.

The garden’s main purpose is to grow herbs for wholesale to local restaurants. It’s also home to pollinators, birds and small animals, so Wylde Center staff has made it a priority to plant native plants for both food and habitat. Both the herb beds and pollinator gardens are interpreted through regular education programming.

Atlanta has long been known as the “city in a forest” due to its many trees, uncommon in major cities. Two major river systems, the Chattahoochee and South Rivers, run through Atlanta and support the forests, but are largely hidden. The Sought River spans the boundary between the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County, running through many unique communities like the City of Decatur.

Working with DeKalb County, Park Pride, the South River Watershed Alliance, Trees Atlanta and many other community partners, this initiative will fund and support stream and forest revitalization projects to improve water quality, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities.

The Conservancy will hold community events to engage Decatur residents in the shared benefits of public greenspaces and to heighten community engagement around environmental issues in south Atlanta.

Glenlake Pool Opens Later Today

Glenlake Pool will open today at 5:30pm due to fecal contamination. Ebster and McKoy pools are operating and welcome you on this wonderful Friday.


Decatur Active Living Closing Today at 5pm. Decatur Active Living Activities Canceled Tonight and Saturday

Due to the inclement weather Decatur Active Living will close today at 5pm.  All Decatur Active Living activities have been canceled tonight and Saturday at the following locations-Decatur Recreation Center, Ebster Recreation Center and Glenlake Tennis Center. Regular scheduled hours will resume on Monday, January 25.


2015 Glenlake Pool Post-Season Hours

Glenlake Pool will be open during the post-season on the following dates:

Saturday, September 12                10am-6pm

Sunday, September 13                   10am-6pm

Saturday, September 19                10am- 6pm

Sunday, September 20                  10am-6pm

Note: Glenlake Pool is not open during the week. Ebster Pool and McKoy Pool closed for the pool season on Monday, September 7.

If you have additional aquatic questions please call Jabari Cole at (404) 377-7231. DSCN6810

Marshall the Miracle Dog Visits Decatur Recreation Center- Thursday, August 13

Meet Marshall the Miracle Dog, the REAL inspiration behind the movie at a FREE Family event to promote kindess. Join us for Marshall’s presentation alongside local voices committed to Bullying Prevention and Animal Rescue; Book reading and meet and greet with Marshall.

Date: Thursday, August 13

Time: 6-7:30pm

Location: Decatur Recreation Center

                  231 Sycamore Street

                  Decatur, GA 30030

Marshall’s Miracle in theaters August 28th Movie Tavern Green Oaks

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Update on City of Decatur Pools- Saturday, July 25

Please see the details below about the City of Decatur Pool schedule for Saturday, July 25  and please stand by for updates:


Ebster Pool- Closed

Glenlake Pool- will open at 2:30pm today.

McKoy Pool – Closed

If you have additional aquatic questions in regard to the schedule please call (404) 377-7231.



Opening Day Youth Baseball Parade a Huge Success

This morning we saw quality of life in Decatur with the support of the Opening Day Youth Baseball Parade.  Players in uniform, coaches, parents, grandparents, bikes, dogs and electric cars. Special Guest- Commissioner Kecia Cunningham, Mike Glenn- Atlanta Hawks, Clarence Scott- Cleveland Browns and he grew up in the Beacon community and Harry Flournoy- Texas Western NCAA Basketball Champions 1966 and Harry graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1966.  Thanks to Stacy Green, Lindsey Struck  and other Decatur Active Living staff for ogranizing the day. Thanks to the City of Decatur support from the parade permit, police and fire department.   Pictures from the parade and thanks Decatur.


City of Decatur Pools Open Tomorrow

Along with the Decatur Arts Festival the City of Decatur Pools open tomorrow at three locations:

Ebster Pool (New Splash Pad)

404 W. Trinity Place

(404) 378-4303

Glenlake Pool

1121 Church Street

(404) 378-7671

McKoy Pool

534 McKoy Street

(404) 378-8084

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.


Decatur Recreation Center Closed for Easter- Sunday, April 5

Decatur Recreation Center will be closed Sunday, April 5 for Easter.  Open play for  table tennis, indoor soccer and volleyball will resume on Sunday, April 12.  Regular scheduled hours will resume Monday, April 6 at 9am.

Research for the Road

healthy monday headerThere’s no reason you can’t eat well while you travel!  Plan your meals they way you would plan your wardrobe or

loding: go online to find local eateries and menus, pack healthful snacks or schedule a supermarket trip when you arrive at your destination. Then come up with a plan for how you will fit healthful meals into your itinerary. If you’re planning an upcoming vacation or business trip, take time to consider your meals. Having an idea of what’s available will help you feel in control and  reduce your chances of overdoing it.  If you’re looking for sustainable food on the road, check out the Eat Well Guide.