Parks and Recreation Month comes to an end!

Parks and Recreation Month is coming to an end but our programming continues on. Our last scheduled program for the month was our Wednesday Walks with a Special Guest. This week we had the pleasure of Mayor Garrett joining us to tell participants about Legacy Park and the future plans for the area. Legacy Park Caretaker – Doresy Nobles – led walkers through a tour of the beautiful Moore Chapel.

A sincere thank you to Mayor Garrett, Decatur City Commissioner Kelly Walsh, City Manager Andrea Arnold, and Active Living Board Member Jack Kittle for joining us for our Wednesday Walks in July. Participants enjoyed getting to know each special guest and learn more about each of the parks visited – Glenlake Park, Oakhurst Park, Hidden Cove, and Legacy Park.

Mobile Recreation Center hit the target!

Our Mobile Recreation Center hit the bullseye this month. We introduced Archery and saw our next Olympians. It’s a joy to see everyone having fun and being active. Stay tuned to learn when our Mobile Recreation Center will come to your neighborhood.

McKoy Pool Closed Today

McKoy Pool is closed due to contamination and will re-open on Friday, July 23 at 2 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please enjoy Glenlake and Oakhurst pools.

Decatur Pool Hours Beginning on August 3

Due to a national lifeguard shortage, Decatur has modified the pool schedule as follows:

On weekdays, Ebster will be open from 9 am-12 pm for lap swim. Seniors will be admitted free with picture ID during those hours.

Glenlake will be open from 4 pm-8 pm on weekdays.

Glenlake, Ebster and McKoy pools will be open 10 am-6 pm on weekends.

Mobile Rec Center Rescheduled for July 26

The Mobile Recreation Center has been postponed until Monday, July 26, due to the chance of rain this afternoon. Join us on Ebster Field for some fun with outdoor games. All ages are welcome.

For more information contact Sara.Holmes@decaturga.com or 678-553-6559.

It’s Parks and Recreation Professional Day!

We are always so grateful for our Active Living staff and what they do for the agency and community. Each employee is a real-life superhero that we all need in our lives. Be sure to express your gratitude to an Active Living staff member today! #ourparkandrecstory

Mobile Recreation Center next Tuesday at Ebster Field

We hope to see you at Ebster Field next Tuesday, July 20th for some summer fun! We have games and sports for us to play. See you there!

3rd Friday Bike Ride this Friday, July 16th at 6:30 pm

Join us for our 3rd Friday Bike Ride this Friday! Meet us in front of Decatur Recreation Center. This is a no drop ride. Wheels on the ground at 6:30 pm. Arrive early to see the Pedego eBike demo from Pedego Atlanta and receive a FREE 1-hour rental passes.

Summer Campers write poems for Parks & Recreation Month

CYS and Active Living partnered to have some of our summer campers write their community poem for NRPA’s Parks & Recreation Month. Each poem began with “Everything Around You Is…” All poems were submitted to NRPA for bestselling author, Kwame Alexander. He’ll create one bigger poem from tidbits of each poem, phrase, or meaningful thoughts.

Here’s Ruth Porter’s (Summer Camp attendee) poem:

“Everything around you is beautiful, calm, and serene. Fresh, pristine, and certainly clean. The people are kind. 70% fun, 2% boring, 18% work, and 10% HOT! That is camp!”

Mayor Patti Garrett joins Active Living’s Walking group for Parks & Recreation Month

As part of our Park & Recreation Month festivities, Active Living’s Walking group will visit a local park and have a special guest for each walk. This week we were pleased to have Mayor Patti Garrett join us for our weekly walk around Glenlake Park. Want to hear more about the walk? Click here to read The Champion article.

Active Living’s walking group meets weekly on Wednesday at 9:00 am. All walks will begin and end at Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street). No registration needed, just meet us at the rec!