Trails & Ales this Thursday at 6:30pm!

Let’s discover Decatur’s urban trails and check out some of our local breweries! Meet us at Sceptre Brewing Arts at 6:30pm, we’ll trek around Decatur and then head back for a round! Join us this Thursday for September’s Trails & Ales! Questions? Email Gael.Doyle@decaturga.com

Join us for Bikes & Brews Tomorrow!

Memorial Walk honoring Dave Schneberger this Saturday!

Memorial Walk honoring Dave Schneberger

Join us this Saturday, September 17, to honor the life of our dear friend and Pedestrian Advisory Committee member, Dave Schneberger. We will meet at Decatur Recreation Center at 9:00am for a short walk to Sycamore Park where stories and Dave’s poetry will be shared. Dave loved gelato so be sure to have a cup from Cremalosa at the park. See you all there as we celebrate Dave’s remarkable life.

That’s a wrap on the 2022 Adult Softball Season

It’s a wrap for our 2022 Adult Softball leagues. Big shout out to our Men’s League Champions, Cafe Lily, and our COED League Champions, Team Prime! Thank you to all who participated this year. See you next season!

See you tomorrow for the Oakhurst Recreation Center Grand Opening.

Join us this Saturday, August 27, at 11am for the grand opening of Oakhurst Recreation Center. We will have a ribbon cutting to celebrate the work accomplished then tour the facility. The fun does not stop there! Beginning at noon, there will be various exercise classes including Dance Aerobics, Yoga, and more. Be sure to provide your input for Recreatur: Decatur’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan. See you all there!

Oakhurst Recreation Center Grand Opening this Saturday, August 27th!

Join us this Saturday, August 27, at 11am for the grand opening of Oakhurst Recreation Center. We will have a ribbon cutting to celebrate the work accomplished then tour the facility. The fun does not stop there! Beginning at noon, there will be various exercise classes including Dance Aerobics, Yoga, and more. Be sure to provide your input for Recreatur: Decatur’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan. See you all there!

Remembering Dave Schneberger, our true Walk & Roll Superstar

Dave Schneberger

Dave Schneberger was one of the original members of Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the Decatur Active Living Board. In 2016, the committee decided to celebrate Decatur residents for whom walking or bicycling plays a central part in their lives, by selecting one each month as a Walk and Roll Star. This project was orchestrated by Dave from 2016 until we lost him this past July.

Each month he would interview and photograph a community member and write the Walk & Roll Superstar article in the Decatur FOCUS. I was one of those honorees, and will cherish the memory of Dave arriving at my house on his recumbent bicycle, accompanying me as we walked around my neighborhood to find a good photo spot, sharing about his life as he asked about mine. If you knew Dave you most certainly admired his quick wit, which invariably added sparkle to our meetings. On walks that our Committee led for the community, Dave, who had some lingering walking issues stemming from earlier surgeries, would volunteer to serve as sweep (helping those at the back), and always kept the conversation going. Gifted with words, he was, in fact, a poet. So sadly, Decatur has lost one of its most active and creative citizens.

Submitted by Ann Abramowitz, Pedestrian Advisory Committee Chair

The Pedestrian Advisory Committee will be honoring Dave and his many gifts to the community on Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 am. We will meet in front of Decatur Recreation Center then walk to Sycamore Park for a ceremony to celebrate Dave’s life. All are welcome to attend!

Decatur Recreatur Online Survey now extended until August 10! Don’t forget to download HappiFeet Decatur.

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.

We are thrilled to introduce HAPPiFEET Decatur app on your Google Play or Apple App Store! HAPPiFEET Decatur is Decatur Parks and Recreation’s newest app to help you share comments and concerns about our parks and facilities. HAPPiFEET Decatur makes it easy for you to share information with us to help make our parks experiences even more enjoyable! Download now and tell us what you love about parks or facilities you often visit, or provide input for Decatur Recreatur – our Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

This app is exclusively for Decatur’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan and does not take the place of the SeeClickFix Decatur app.

Decatur Recreatur Online Survey now extended 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.

Learn your Safe Routes to School before heading back on Tuesday!

City Schools of Decatur are back in session on Tuesday! Learn your Safe Route to School before you walk or roll. Our updated Safe Routes to School map is below and you can also scan the QR code to store the map on your phone. Visit our SRTS webpage to learn more.

Safe Routes to School Map