Glenlake Tennis Center Power Outage

Glenlake Tennis Center is experiencing a power outage at this time. Please direct your calls to Decatur Recreation Center at 404-377-0494.

2023 Summer Camp Playbook is HERE!

The City of Decatur’s summer camp guide is here! Visit our website to view our camp offerings and start planning for summer fun. Registration will open on Saturday, January 7 at 9:00am.

Holidays in Decatur is here!

Join us on the Decatur Square for our annual Tree Lighting this Thursday at 6pm. Can’t make it? Join us on Friday for the West Ponce Tree Lighting at 6pm. Both of events are free and family oriented.

Cindy Bryan named Metro Atlanta’s Crossing Guard of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce Metro Atlanta’s Crossing Guard of the Year: Ms. Cindy Bryan with The City of Decatur Schools- Fifth Avenue Upper Es, Beacon Hill MS, and Decatur HS!! We celebrated Crossing Guard Appreciation last week with brunch and a chance to recognize our dedicated group of amazing crossing guards. Help us celebrate our Crossing Guards every day as they work to provide a safe route to and from school for the children and teens of Decatur.

Thank you to the Safe Routes to School Committee and Partners – Decatur Police Department, GA Safe Routes to School, and GA Commute Options for the support.

Holidays in Decatur is almost here!

Check out the fun activities in December for the Holidays! We hope to see you there to spread the Holiday cheer.

Decatur Active Living has a Spooky Halloween

Thank you all who participated in our Halloween events! It was a joy for us to bring back our Halloween Dance for Upper Elementary Schools, the Senior Halloween Party, and our Halloween bike rides.

Spooks and Spokes cancelled due to rain. Visit one of our recreation centers tomorrow to trick or treat

National School Bus Safety Week

Join Georgia Commute Schools as we celebrate National School Bus Safety Week, October 17 – 21, 2022. This year’s theme is “1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education,” reminding parents, students, teachers, and motorists that we all play an essential role in ensuring the school buses make it to their destinations safely each day. To celebrate, the GCS team plans to offer a week of activities to get students involved:

  • Monday: Read books about school buses, then brainstorm bus safety rules. 
  • Tuesday: Create posters illustrating the theme: 1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education.
  • Wednesday: Write a story, song, or poem about bus safety. 
  • Thursday: Create an educational 1–2-minute video about bus safety.
  • Friday: Write thank-you notes to the bus drivers for keeping you safe

Please sign up, if your school is planning on participating in NSBSW!

(National School Bus Safety Week – Google Forms)

Halloween Dance Party for Upper Elementary

Our Halloween Dance Party is back after two long years. Upper Elementary School students, come get your groove on and dance the evening away. The Halloween Dance Party is on Friday, October 28 at Decatur Recreation Center from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

Parents – registration is required, registration is limited, no walk-ins. Register here!

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 to complete the survey.

The online survey will be on the homepage until August 10th!

Reach out to Sara Holmes at for questions or concerns.