Teen Daycation at Ebster Rec Center!

At Ebster, we’ve got an amazing daycation experience just for you. Our Teen Daycation is a week filled with fun, freedom, and fantastic activities.

What to Expect:

  • Game Room: Dive into the world of gaming with Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
  • Table Games: Challenge your friends to epic battles of table tennis, air hockey, and billiards.
  • Creative Crafts: Unleash your creativity with cool craft projects.
  • Outdoor Fun: Enjoy the great outdoors with fun games in the park.


  • When: Monday-Friday
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Who: 6th-8th graders
  • Upcoming Sessions: 9/18, 9/19, 9/20, 9/21, 9/22
  • Cost: $60/$85 per day

It’s the perfect opportunity to make new friends, explore exciting activities, and have a blast during your break. Join us at Ebster for a Teen Daycation you won’t forget!

Safe Routes to School Metro Atlanta Region Winners!

We’re excited to announce that Decatur has received three awards from the Georgia Safe Routes to School program!

Metro Atlanta Region Winners for 2023!

Partner of the Year – Glennwood Elementary School, City Schools of Decatur

Friend of the Year – City of Decatur Police Department

Statewide Partner Award – Decatur Parks & Recreation Department

We’re proud to be a city where you can walk and roll to school safely. Thanks to the Decatur community for helping us make it a great school year!

Legacy Park Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Yesterday afternoon Decatur Legacy Park held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new inclusive playground. As you may recall, the creation of an accessible and inclusive playground at Legacy Park was a suggestion made by students at Oakhurst Elementary School during the community master planning process. We are excited to see their vision brought to reality and provide a space that all children can enjoy.

Inclusive playgrounds, as they’re commonly known, are universally-designed, sensory-rich environments that go beyond minimum accessibility standards to create play experiences accommodating the widest possible array of physical and cognitive abilities. They further allow adults of varying ages and abilities to actively engage with children in their care and serve as multi-generational gathering spaces for community enjoyment, socialization, healthy bodies, and imaginative fun.

This effort was made possible by a $145,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) obtained through Dekalb County with the support of county Commissioners Steve Bradshaw, District 4, and Ted Terry, District 6. The City of Decatur then pledged $114,00 in matching funds for a total project budget of $259,000.

To see more pictures of the ceremony and to read the Decaturish’s coverage, click here

Touch-A-Truck and Touch-A-Budget is back!

Join the City of Decatur for their annual Touch-A-Truck and Touch-A-Budget event on Saturday, March 25 at East Lake MARTA station, North lot from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

It’s Love My Bus Month!!

City of Decatur loves our City Schools of Decatur school bus drivers and aides. We’re thankful for all they do for our kids. Be sure to spread your encouraging words and praise.

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.