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.


Decatur Landmark Comes Down- Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen has been a landmark in Decatur and on many days people stood in line to get ice cream, sat out front or crossed the street to play in the Magnolia Tree.  Keep your eyes on this corner as it takes a new life in the great history of Decatur. Pictures taken by Gregory White this morning before some of the demolition took place.

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Our Seeds Tomorrow Ebola Panel Discussion and Relief Effort Planting Seeds by Saving Lifes…. Thursday, September 4 at Decatur Recreation Center

Panel discussion on the Ebola crisis. Discussion will center on strategies to improve the crisis in West Africa and how we can support the cause through efforts to provide supplies and advanced medical research. Neil Shulman M. D. Professor at Emory University will be a featured panelist as well as medical professionals from  institutions such as Center of Disease Control, Morehouse School of Medicine, University of Georgia Medical School , and  many others.

When: September 4, 2014

Time: 5pm-8:30pm

Location: Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street  Decatur, GA 30030

For additional information contact Dazia Fumbah, Executive Director at 470-257-2600 or

RecTrac Outage Planned for Thursday- August 7

Decatur Active Living/Children Youth Services Customers- please be advised that on Thursday, August 7 between 3pm and 7pm RecTrac will be down and unusable while VC3 works with Vermont Systems to get us upgraded to the most current version of the software.  During this time frame we will not be able to accept credit card payments since the program will be out of commission so payments will have to be by cash, check  or deferred to another time. Hand written receipts can be provided by our front desk staff.

Thanks in advance for your patience and flexibility.

City of Decatur Post-Season Hours (August 4-September 1)

The City of Decatur  Active Living Department appreciates you spending the summer with us at the various pools around town.  Since school has started the pools will follow the following schedule:


Glenlake Pool               

Mon-Fri             4-8pm

Sat-Sun               10am- 6pm


McKoy Pool

Mon-Fri              9am-1pm

Sat-Sun               10am-6pm


Ebster Pool                 

Sat-Sun               10am-6pm



Reduce Your Meat Consumption

Eating large amounts of red and processed meat (like bacon, deli meats, and hot dogs) has been linked to an increase in colon, rectal and prostate cancer.

Excessive meat consumption can also lead to other preventable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  This week, start of with a Meatless Monday. See if you can swap red and processed meats for leaner sources of protein like beans, lentils or tofu.


Our Seeds Tomorrow Presents Back to School Awareness- Saturday, July 26 at Decatur Recreation Center.

What’s in the Doctor’s Bag?  Our Seeds Tomorrow presents back to school awareness this Saturday, July 26 at Decatur Recreation Center.

Time: 10am-3pm

What’s in a Doctor’s Bag hosted by: Dr. Neil Shulman

Panel Discussions on Education, Poverty and Clean Drinking Water

African Cultural Perforamances and much more.

Please visit to learn more about this program and the mission.  Contact Dazie Fumba at (470) 257-2600.

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

ALZJune is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

If you are concerned about Alzheimer’s disease

  • and we all should be
  • you can get involved by joining the global fight against this very nasty disease.
  • To learn more, visit
  • Also save the date for the October 28 seminar at the Carter Center brought to you twice a year by Emory ARDC.


Nic Wilson (Former Decatur Active Living Player) Named National Player of the Week for Second Time

Nic Wilson, former Decatur Active Living participant and Decatur High School Student is having success in the classroom and on the baseball diamong. After his three-home run game Sunday, Georgia State’s Nic Wilson was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Wilson, the senior from Decatur tied the school and Sun Belt Conference single-game record with three round-trippers to lead GSU to a 15-10, series-clinching win over South Alabama.

He now has 16 home runs on the season to rank third in the nation, trailing only A. J. Reed of Kentucky (20) and Brandon Thomasson of Tennessee Tech (17).

Wilson homered in three consecutive at-bats with a solo homer to right center in the fourth inning, a two-run blast to center in the sixth that put the Panthers ahead for good and another two-run bomb to left in the seventh.

For the week, Wilson hit .308 (4-13) with a 1.077 slugging percentage. He had three homers, a double and five RBI’s in three games.  Wilson first earned the Louisville Slugger award on March 17 after hitting .579  (11-19) with five homers and 15 RBI’s in five games.

Wilson and the Panthers play their final home game Wednesday, hosting Kennesaw State at 6pm at the GSU Baseball Complex.   Congratulations to Nic Wilson and he started playing at Oakhurst Park several years ago in the Decatur Active Living Youth Baseball Program.