1st – 2nd Grade Valentine’s Dance, RSVP Now!!

Valentines Dance 2020

Valentine’s Dance

Kids Theater Classes-Wizard of Oz! Register Now with Decatur Active Living!

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Theater Class

Lil’ Kickers Soccer, Register Now!

Lil' Kickers

Lil Kickers

Benefits of a Safe Routes to School Program

Did you know that the City of Decatur has had a Safe Routes to School program since 2005? Initially the program was coordinated by volunteer parent committees at each school. However, beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the Decatur Active Living Division took on the management and development of Decatur’s programs. Each month the parent “Champions” from each school meet with Decatur Active Living staff to share ideas, solve issues, and plan events and programs. We also work with staff from GA Safe Routes to School Resource Center and GA Commute Schools.

On International Walk and Roll to School Day in October 2019, 2556 children (or 64%) walked or biked to school! Our program keeps growing and includes all city of Decatur schools. Students at the high school work with GA Commute Schools to plan their own special walk to school and bike to school days, and even did a carpool day during the 2018-2019 school year.

Walking or biking to school has many benefits, as seen on the info-graphic below.

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Magical Mornings, Winter/Spring 2020 Lineup!

Magical Mornings 2020

Magical Mornings

Closing Early Tonight

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Decatur Recreation Center will close at 8 pm tonight.  Ebster Recreation Center will close at 6 pm.

Stay dry!

If you need a dry place to walk, come on over and walk on our elevated track. We will be back tomorrow morning at 8 am.

Show Us Where YOU Walk

Walk There! Decatur  

Show us where you walk and receive a free light!

#iwalkdecatur  #whereiwalk  @beactivedecatur

The City of Decatur, with its tree lined streets and more than 60 miles of sidewalks in 4.5 square miles, is a prime location for walking. WalkScore.com rates the City of Decatur as the most walkable city in Georgia with the highest walk score!

Take a photo of yourself or friends and family walking in Decatur and show us where YOU walk! Post the photo on social media and tag the photo with #iwalkdecatur #whereiwalk and @beactivedecatur; then show your post to the staff at the Visitors Center and receive a free Walk There Decatur! light so you can be seen when walking at night.

The Visitors Center is located at 113 Clairemont Avenue and is open Tuesday through Saturday. This promotion is from January until March, or until supplies last.

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Move It Monday: Stretch Away Stress

From our friends at #moveitmonday:

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Flexibility is freedom. Thankfully, being able to fearlessly approach any activity, be it a walk around the neighborhood, tennis match, pick-up basketball game, or simply lugging in this week’s grocery hall is a luxury within anyone’s reach.

The key to staying active is all about protecting your body from injury and preparing it for potentially strenuous physical exertion. For this week, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular articles and exercises that can help you find your flexibility and ready yourself for your next workout. And the best part is — you can start them this Monday.

Check out our Best of 2019: Find Your Flexibility roundup.

Happy Holidays from Decatur Active Living!

All of us at Decatur Active Living wish you and your family a very merry and safe holiday season!

Holiday Hours
Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and will be closed through Wednesday, January 1.  The gym floors will be refinished during this time.

Glenlake Tennis Center will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

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Healthy Monday: Shift to the Positive

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From our friends at DeStressMonday.org:

Positivity is powerful. Exuding optimism can raise the spirits of others while also giving you a beneficial boost.

We’ve compiled a list of our most popular articles from 2019 to help shift your mindset and actions to the positive.

Accentuate the positive with our Best of 2019 roundup.