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.

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.

Touch A Truck & Touch A Budget TOMORROW!!

After two long years Touch A Truck is back! Visit trucks, bikes, MARTA vehicles and get a popsicle from King of Pops! We are partnering with City’s Touch A Budget and Clean Energy Plan. Help us kick off Spring with our most beloved event. See you all there!

Touch A Truck – Saturday, March 19 . 10am – 2pm . East Lake MARTA Station, North Lot

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for the Love Run 5K

Don't forget to sign up for the Love Run 5K. Proceeds benefit The Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. The race is on Saturday, February 26th.
The Love Run 5K Race

Table Tennis is Cancelled for Sunday, January 16

Table Tennis is cancelled for today – Sunday, January 16. Table Tennis will resume on Thursday, January 20. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Decatur Active Living’s Updated & Modified Schedules

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Decatur Active Living’s indoor programs and activities have been suspended until Monday, January 10, at Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center.

Basketball games will be played this week so be sure to check out the updated schedules on QuickScores. The following modifications will be followed to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff:

  1. Two spectators per player allowed.
  2. Players, Coaches, and Spectators must leave the gym immediately following their game.
  3. Players, Coaches, and Spectators will enter through the front door and exit through the side doors.
  4. Players and Spectators for upcoming games will have to wait until the gym is cleared before entering.
  5. Spectators, Coaches, and Staff are required to wear a mask at all times.
  6. Players are required to wear a mask while sitting on the bench, however, wearing mask while playing is optional.
  7. Players, Coaches, and Spectators must not congregate in the Lobby or stand in doorways.

Contact Sara Holmes if you have additional questions or concerns.

Decatur Active Living’s Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays to all! Decatur Active Living facilities and programs will have a modified schedule until the New Year.

Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will close on Thursday, December 23 at 2:00 PM through Monday, January 3.

Glenlake Tennis Center will be closed on December 24 and December 25 as well as December 31 and January 1. All other days have normal business hours.

Oakhurst Indoor Pool will have normal business hours except for the following dates:

  • Friday, December 23: 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • December 24 and 25: Closed for Christmas
  • Sunday, December 26: 12:00 PM (noon) – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, December 31: 6:00 AM – 2:00 pm
  • January 1: Closed on New Years Day
  • Sunday, January 2: 12:00 PM (noon) – 5:00 PM

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please reach out to our front desk at 404-377-0494.

Decatur Outdoor Pickleball, Come out & Play!

Scott Park! Free parking in the Library lower deck. 231 Sycamore St. Decatur GA 30030

No Registration required. Weather permitting, drop-in open play. Please bring your own paddles/balls.

Outdoor Pickleball

Glenlake Tennis Center to Open June 15!

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The City of Decatur is happy to announce that Glenlake Tennis Center will reopen on Monday,  June 15 at 10 am. We are taking an abundance of precaution and are following the USTA’s COVID-19 tennis recommendations. Please review them here: https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html.

Tennis Center hours are:
Monday- Friday 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday – Closed

Masks will be required to enter Glenlake Tennis Center. Consider making court reservations by phone and calling the Glenlake Tennis Center 404-377-7231.

Wheelchair Basketball at Ebster Gym!

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Wheelchair Basketball