Help Decatur Recreation Center Become LEED Certified


The Decatur Recreation Center is currently working on becoming LEED certified. One of the things required are completed transportation surveys from community members visiting the center the week of September 16 – 21. This short paper survey takes no more than a minute and asksĀ  what method of transportation you took to the center on that day.

Please take a minute to complete a survey and help us to become LEED Certified.


Pickleball Craze, Learn to Play in Decatur!

Pickleball Skills Clinic Sept.


Senior Bike Ride, Friday September 13

Get back on your bike and ride with us!

senior bike rideActive Living staff will lead a ride on mostly level streets and the PATH. This is a no-drop ride and is geared towards those who are just getting back on their bicycles. All levels of cyclists are welcome. Bring your bike and water bottle.

The ride begins at 10 am at the Decatur Recreation Center.

Helmets are required for all city-led rides.


Family Bike Ride is Sunday, September 15

Join Decatur Active Living staff for our second Family Bike Ride on Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm.

This time we will begin at the Decatur Recreation Center and ride approximately two miles at a slow, child-friendly pace. Bring your water bottle and join in the fun! Helmets are required for all city-led rides.

Wheels down at 2 pm, so arrive early!

In the event of inclimate weather, check back here or on our Facebook page to see if the event is still on.



Schedule a Lunchtime Stroll

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From our friends at #MoveItMonday!

StudiesĀ have shown that a lunch hour stroll can leave one feeling more positive and enthusiastic. And we know that workers who are more positive and enthusiastic are more productive. If we use the algebra logic we all learned in school: if A=B and B=C, then A=C, then we can deduct that a walk at lunch can increase your productivity.

Most people suffer a drop in energy and work output in the afternoon hours. A perfect remedy is a mid-day walk.

See our tips for fitting a walk into your lunch break.

Youth Volleyball Night is September 12

Decatur Youth Volleyball Night

Lil’ Dribblers Basketball, Register Now!

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Lil Dribblers

Lil’ Lax Lacrosse, Register Now!

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Lil Lax

Recreation Centers Closed for Labor Day Weekend

DBF_poster_full_v2Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be hosting activities as part of the Decatur Book Festival. All classes and open gym activities will be cancelled for the weekend. Stop by and enjoy some of the festival programming. Both centers will reopen for regular scheduled activities and classes on Tuesday, September 3.

City of Decatur pools will remain open through Labor Day. Pools close at 6 pm.

Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Fall Youth Theater Class, Register Now!

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